Re: [mythsoc] Another Tolkien letter at Christie's
- Doug Kane <dougkane@...> wrote:
>I've never read Grotta's biography. I guess I should.Grotta's primary value is his interviews with and quotes from a number of Tolkien's more peripheral friends who don't happen to appear in Carpenter. This is because Carpenter was writing a documentary biography while Grotta had to scavenge around in the middens. Some of his findings provide modestly useful additional perspectives, and Mroczkowski's is one.
- Wayne wrote:
> >I've never read Grotta's biography. I guess I should.That's what I have heard before. Based on what I have been told, it didn't seem worth taking the time.
> Read it, by all means, just don't necessarily trust its accuracy.
> There are also four references to Professor Mroczkowski in the ChronologyWhy am I not surprised? ;-) That's what I get for asking a question from work, rather than waiting until I can go home and check the obvious source first. I'll check those references as soon as I get home.
> volume of The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide.
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