Re: [mythsoc] Eddison
- View SourceJohn -
Tolkien's Letters are your best source. There you will read, e.g. on page
258, "I read [Eddison's] works with great enjoyment for their sheer literary
merit." He has some criticisms about Eddison's characters, nomenclature,
and philosophy, but concludes, "In spite of all which, I still think of him
as the greatest and most convincing writer of 'invented worlds' that I have
read." High praise from such a notoriously picky reader as Tolkien.
Tolkien and Eddison met twice when C.S. Lewis, who also admired Eddison,
invited him to meet with the Inklings.
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Davis" <john@...>
Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2009 10:25 AM
Subject: [mythsoc] Edison
> Does anyone know what, if anything, Tolkien thought of Edison (Worm
> Ouroboros)? I read in Wikipedia that Tolkien 'praised it', but does anyone
> have any more details? Did it influence him, or were they both influenced
> by the same earlier texts?
> Just curious really...!