--- In mythsoc@y..., Nagy Gergely <lamorak@m...> wrote:
> ...I'm sure you heard all these theoretical argument over
> and over countless times, but I feel your comment institutes an
> illusory gap between 'critics' (who are only concerned with
> their 'lengthy arguments' and are not interested in
> Tolkien's 'intentions') and other readers (who genuinely go
> after 'what Tolkien meant'). That is, I think, a mistaken
> stance, because it suggests that what critics do to texts is
> really not relevant and is more a showing off of themselves than
> interpreting Tolkien.
There is the story itself, and then there is what we make of the
story. The two are separate and distinct things.
To be more precise than I have been would require an immense amount
of discussion for which I have no time. My absences from this list
and other discussion fora are due to an increasingly complex project
And for those of you holding your breaths, I have been in touch with
Douglas Anderson. One of his emails got through. It looks like,
when we moved Xenite.Org to a new server earlier this year, we were
assigned an IP address which had been abused by spammers. Most ISPs
are honoring our connection, but not all.