Re: [mythsoc] Hidden Key to Harry Potter (?)
- At 10:58 AM 6/20/2003 , Stolzi wrote:
>http://www.nationalreview.com/kopel/kopel062003.aspThe article says: "Her use of 'J.R.' for her byline evokes 'J.R.R.' Tolkien."
>Some of the "links" really sound silly. For instance, IIRC, Rowling didn't
>use "J.R." on her book because of any homage to JRRT, but because she wanted
>to appear as one who might be a male writer.
The American Heritage Dictionary says: "Evoke: To call to mind by naming,
citing, or suggesting."
I think the article's comment may be paraphrased as: "Hey, the initials
remind me of Tolkien, so I'm going to throw that in to make it sound
significant. Who cares if the author had it in mind or not? I never said
she did. Be grateful I wasn't reminded of J.R. Ewing."
Need I spoil the whole thing by pointing out that the byline is J.K.
Rowling, not J.R. Rowling?
- David Bratman
- In a message dated 6/20/2003 4:15:57 PM Central Daylight Time,
> Need I spoil the whole thing by pointing out that the byline is J.K.I know, this came to me a few minutes after hitting "Send." But at least I
> Rowling, not J.R. Rowling?
already distrusted the idea!
This author's thesis has ignited the closest thing to a flame-war I have yet
seen on a List usually so loving and benevolent as to be almost saccharine
(Wingfold, a Geo MacDonald List)
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