Re: [mythsoc] Tolkien's 'Kortirion'
- Thanks very much
That's also what I thought, but I wanted to be sure.
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From: JP Massar
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Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Tolkien's 'Kortirion'
At 08:53 PM 9/25/02 +0200, Vincent Ferré wrote:
>We are translating Tolkien's Letters in French, and I have a problem of
>context with 'Kortirion among the Trees' : the introductory note for
>Letter n°3 says :
>"The poem describes a 'fading town upon a little hill,' where 'linger yet
>the Lonely Companies...'".
>Does anyone know what "fading" means/refers to here ?
I would interpret it as a town that is slowly losing its population
and economic viability; losing its vitality.
I don't think 'fading' in this context refers to the overall 'fading of the
as eventually happens to them all in Middle-Earth, but it could suggest
that as well.
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