Re: [mythsoc] Alexander and other writers, under the influence?
- At 10:16 AM 5/30/2007 -0500, David Lenander wrote:
>It's interesting to think, though, that both Garner and Alexander didThat's one reason I was careful not to write "influenced by Tolkien," but
>not read Tolkien until after they'd written their Tolkienesque
"evoked his work or otherwise gave the impression that the authors knew
that he had passed before them," which is really more a description of how
they strike the reader rather than of the author's intent (e.g. "gave the
impression the authors knew" - one can't be certain of that without word
from the author). And, of course, even if there is influence it need not
lead to similarity.