Re: [mythsoc] a question for academics + Blackwelder book
- I add my lauds & matins to the superb editing job by Wayne and
Christina. I'm savoring these papers like Belgian chocolates: one a
day. Chuck Elston's piece on Dick Blackwelder was very moving and
soulful. A long-expected publication about a long-expected party.
Sadly, today's mail also brought the news that Balin/ Greg of the One
Ring Netwwork, first met at that Marquette conference, has died of
cancer, a fellow fan and scholar of remarkable generosity and, even in
Pasadena in January, wheel-chair bound, a cheery companion.
John D Rateliff wrote:
>Just got my copy of the Blackwelder festschrift today, and well worth
>the wait. A quick skim confirms my memory that there were a lot of
>top-notch papers in here; looking forward to the chance to read them.
>pity Klamut and Van Caster's presentation on teaching Tolkien isn't
>here, since I missed their session, but still it's a remarkably
>complete record of a very good set of papers. Wayne & Christina did
>an exceptional job to get it out less than a year and a half after
>the conference. It goes on my shelf next to the Flieger-Hostetter
> Thought I'd mention here, since it came up a few days ago, that
>the brief memoir by Chuck Elston gives a good overview of the
>Blackwelder bequest now at Marquette, and Wayne's closing piece
>specifically surveys the various archival collections the Tolkienist
>will want to consult, and why.
>current reading: THE MIND OF RAVENS by Bernd Heinrich.
>The Mythopoeic Society website http://www.mythsoc.org
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