Re: The Company They Keep-review
- yes, the examination of what we mean by "influence" and what a narrow
(or simplistic) view we generally take... great stuff!
BTW, Mythlore 100 just arrived yesterday and LOOKS GREAT (and also
contains a review of *The Company They Keep* - accurate and glowing, I
might add) - excellent work, Janet.
-- Lynn --
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Croft, Janet B." <jbcroft@...> wrote:
> Let me chime here in that it's a WONDERFUL book, and not just
because it's about the Inklings. The insights on collaborative
writing and on influence are also eye-opening, and make me want to go
out and co-author things. I wish I'd read her book before some of the
recent discussions I've seen on my _Tolkien and Shakespeare_ so I
could have been all erudite and articulate when countering people who
say "but Tolkien hated Shakespeare, so how could there be any
influence?" (which usually leaves me sputtering and gnashing my teeth...)
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On
Behalf Of Lynn Maudlin
> Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2007 6:16 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: [mythsoc] Re: The Company They Keep-review
> You'll enjoy it, Adam - it's a *very* engaging and entertaining,
> thought-provoking book and I'd rave more except Diana's a friend of
> mine and people will think I'm just promoting a friend's work. NO! I'm
> bouncing up and down saying, "This is the best book I've read this
> year! And I don't care who wrote it."
> -- Lynn --
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:mythsoc%40yahoogroups.com>,
"amsmith0903" <amsmith0903@> wrote:
> > Reading through "Henry's" reviews in the Midwest Book Review, there
> > is a definite inconsistency in the length & quality of the reviews.
> > Some (mostly novels) are given fairly in-depth reviews. Others
> > (mostly non-fiction) receive the "skimmed" treatments similar to the
> > one given to 'The Company They Keep'. Even the reviews themselves
> > seem hastily written.
> > BTW...I haven't gotten a chance to read the book yet, but it sounds
> > fascinating and I look forward to it in the near future. From a
> > scholarship aspect, the Inklings as a whole have been seriously
> > neglected, outside of Humphrey Carpenter's book. Its great to see
> > another study of these fantastic writers and the influence they had
> > on one another.
> > I'll buy it even if "some David Bratman fellow" wrote the
> > appendix. ;)
> > ----------
> > Adam Smith
> > www.tolkien-online.com
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