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Re: [mythsoc] Re: New Tolkien for Harper Collins

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  • John D Rateliff
    Ah, so that s where REM got it from. I d always assumed the Richard they were attributing it to was Nixon, which didn t seem quite right. Thanks for the
    Message 1 of 6 , Jan 11, 2009
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      Ah, so that's where REM got it from. I'd always assumed the "Richard"
      they were attributing it to was Nixon, which didn't seem quite
      right. Thanks for the clarification.

      On Jan 9, 2009, at 1:54 AM, John Davis wrote:
      > Which is to say escapism as an active form of protest?
      >
      > Reminds me of one of the Linklater quote: "withdrawing in disgust
      > is not the same as apathy".

      As for "escapist", I meant it in its common (mis)application, not in
      its preferred Tolkienian sense.

      --JDR

      Merlin DeTardo wrote
      > Wouldn't Tolkien himself agree that both _The Children of Hurin_
      > and _The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun_ are "escapist" in at least
      > one way, and wouldn't he welcome that label? As in this passage
      > from "On Fairy-stories":
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