Re: [mythsoc] Illustrated Edition of Fouque's "The Magic Ring"
- What is the argument that Tolkien was influenced by "The Magic Ring"? Please, give me something other than just a reference to an article that claims this. Yeah, I could buy the book and read Amy Sturgis's introduction, but then I would already have bought the book. I'd like some detail about why it's supposed that Tolkien had been influenced by this book. I don't recall reading anything about it before.Wendell WagnerIn a message dated 1/28/2010 8:43:57 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, jef.murray@... writes:
"The Magic Ring" is believed to have been an influence on
J.R.R. Tolkien's writings
- And of course George MacDonald's brief answer to the question "What is a fairy-tale?" was "Read 'Undine'" (in "The Fantastic Imagination," I believe).