Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

Re: "… in defiance of Kipling"

Expand Messages
  • IcelofAngeln
    Bremer notwithstanding, this conversation it seems was a figment of someone s imagination, in addition to completely inverting Tolkien s views: Graves went up
    Message 1 of 5 , Jun 15, 2013
    • 0 Attachment
      Bremer notwithstanding, this conversation it seems was a figment of someone's imagination, in addition to completely inverting Tolkien's views: Graves went up to Oxford in fall 1919, when Tolkien was not on the faculty at all but a staffer on the Dictionary; Graves left Oxford before Tolkien was elected P of A-S.

      Letter No. 267 (Jan 1965) strongly implies that Tolkien had never met Graves 'in his youth:' "A remarkable creature, entertaining, likeable, odd, bonnet full of wild bees, half-German, half-Irish, very tall, must have looked like Siegfried/Sigurd in his youth, but an Ass."

      (Note: The Professorship of Poetry which Graves held at the time was and is not really a faculty position, but a thrice-yearly guest lecturer gig).
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.