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  • Mike Foster
    Factual errors are becoming a great annoyance. They get repeated. Doesn t anyone read these things? Of course, when what is arguably America s best general
    Message 1 of 18 , Jan 27, 2006
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      Factual errors are becoming a great annoyance. They get repeated.
      Doesn't anyone read these things? Of course, when what is arguably
      America's best general magazine New Yorker got in $$ doodoo, guess who
      got laid off first?

      The fact checkers.

      Moral of the story: Bill Wyman is the only Rolling Stones historian to
      trust. He wrote it down as he lived it.

      Ooops. Slight topic shift.
      Mike

      John D. Rateliff wrote:

      >Had to give up on trying to read Alan Jacobs' THE NARNIAN a week or so ago,
      >since found myself getting too annoyed at the factual errors. I very much
      >enjoyed some of the things Jacobs had to say (he's written the best short
      >bit on Barfield's importance to Lewis I've ever come across) but couldn't
      >stick out all the misreadings and contradictions (he immediately followed
      >the Barfield passage by asserting that Harwood and Hamilton-Jenkins were
      >Inklings). Can someone who enjoyed the book post something nice about it,
      >reasons why you enjoyed it? Maybe I'm being too harsh on it, and a different
      >perspective might enable me to pick it back up and finish the thing.
      >
      > --John R.
    • Jonathan Michael Reiter
      Atomtetsuwan2002 here. HUNH!?!?!? Atomtetsuwan2002 at2k2 ... From: Stolzi To: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com Sent: Friday, January 27, 2006 6:01 PM Subject: Re:
      Message 2 of 18 , Jan 28, 2006
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        Atomtetsuwan2002 here. HUNH!?!?!?
        Atomtetsuwan2002
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        From: Stolzi
        To: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Friday, January 27, 2006 6:01 PM
        Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Tolkien the Subversive


        Might have a mixup here. If the Rumanian story was about THE HOBBIT only -
        I disremember. THE HOBBIT may have made it into Russian unopposed, but the
        govt. quit publishing translations somewhere in the process on LORD OF THE
        RINGS.

        ----- Original Message -----
        From: "Mike Foster" <mafoster@...>
        To: <mythsoc@yahoogroups.com>
        Sent: Friday, January 27, 2006 4:57 PM
        Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Tolkien the Subversive


        > Yes, Thorin referring to Bilbo as 'Child of the Kindly West' had to go.
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        >>Mark Hooker has written a good deal of fascinating scholarship about
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        >>fandom in Russia, translations in particular.
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        >>The translations were varied and self-published (samizdat) because the
        >>state-sponsored publication house gave up on Tolkien in a hurry. The
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        >>thing found subversive was the constant repetition of the theme,
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        >>"Men of the West, good. Men of the East, bad."
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