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

Re: [mythsoc] Re: Trailer

Expand Messages
  • David S. Bratman
    ... in particular) should be drawn, Tolkien says, ...ears only slightly pointed and elvish ; ... only that Tolkien is using the commonly-used image of elves
    Message 1 of 3 , Jan 15, 2001
    • 0 Attachment
      On Mon, 15 Jan 2001, Trudy Shaw wrote:

      > In letter #27, describing to his American publisher how a hobbit (Bilbo,
      in particular) should be drawn, Tolkien says, "...ears only slightly
      pointed and 'elvish';"

      > -- Should this be read as saying that elves *do* have pointed ears, or
      only that Tolkien is using the commonly-used image of elves to describe a
      hobbit?

      The latter, of course. But I seem to be the only person who believes that.

      David Bratman
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.