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Re: "Sources of Lord of the Rings, Series I"

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  • Lynn Maudlin
    I love that argument: because you don t agree with me, I MUST be right! Nuthin like an agenda to improve scholarship, eh?! -- Lynn -- ... writer s ...
    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 14 5:06 PM
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      I love that argument: "because you don't agree with me, I MUST be
      right!" Nuthin' like an agenda to improve scholarship, eh?!

      -- Lynn --

      --- In mythsoc@yahoogroups.com, David Bratman <dbratman@...> wrote:
      >
      > Now, there are about five obvious problems with this supposition, and
      > several people including myself wrote in, pointing these out. The
      writer's
      > response was that if he got so many Tolkien fans mad, he must have
      struck a
      > nerve - i.e. his argument must be true.
      >
      > I figured that - like the famous Peake fans who are angry at Tolkien for
      > the crime of being more popular than Peake - he's just an Eddison
      fan who's
      > angry at Tolkien for the crime of being more popular than Eddison,
      and at
      > this point wrote the guy off as terminally ignorant and addled.
      >
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