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daily mail in Hobbiton? I thought of another interesting question--something to look for. What features in the Shire could we perhaps call "anachronistic?" In The Hobbit, the narrator

Aaron
Oct 20, 2008
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back on track...more or less Right, so sorry about the prolonged silence, but I was frustrated my my inability to encourage discussion. However, after having visited Mrs. T and all the Ts,

Aaron
Oct 19, 2008
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Re: Tolkien's sub-creative self Shoot. Rats. Darn. Rat fink. I'm not Joel. I'm ME. The curse of several gajillion different yahoo accounts all on one computer. Sally

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Sep 7, 2008
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Re: Tolkien's sub-creative self I think that maybe this gets at why I at least was interested in Gilgamesh. Because the narrative tradition that's being got at goes farther back than the

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Sep 7, 2008
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Tolkien's sub-creative self I wanted to post some background stuff I wrote on The Silmarillion. I said in my intro that we'd talk some about Tolkien's method, and not just generally about

Aaron
Sep 7, 2008
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Re: I got answers ... I know that, but it wasn't quite what I was saying. AMDG, Janet

Janet Cupo
Sep 2, 2008
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Re: I got answers OK, no, wait, here is a real thought. It came to me as I was brushing my teeth. First of all: Warren Carroll isn't writing about Tolkien; he's just writing a

Sally Thomas
Sep 2, 2008
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Re: I got answers I thought we were on topic. OK, you don't want to hear about Gilgamesh, but after I posted that business about Gil-galad, I thought about how it sounds like an

Sally Thomas
Sep 2, 2008
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I got answers Janet: You're right. LotR is, in fact, a continuation of the same story that we find in The Silmarillion, hence my image of the one book--it's just that the

Aaron
Sep 2, 2008
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Re: The Silmarillion I was wondering if the induvidual (sorry if I spelled that wrong)orcs names have roots or if tolkein gave some monkeys type writers and took the stuff they

jungomonkey
Sep 2, 2008
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Re: The Silmarillion Are we separated at birth, or what? I was already thinking along those Babylonian lines, having been struck, while reading Warren Carroll's Founding of

Sally Thomas
Sep 1, 2008
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Re: The Silmarillion " I need to go back and reread all those Babylonian myths again. Sally" Exactly, because the first part of TS reminds me of nothing so much as it does things

Janet Cupo
Sep 1, 2008
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Re: The Silmarillion Janet -- What you said made me think of T.S. Eliot's essay, "Tradition and the Individual Talent," which in some ways simply restates what you've just said,

jungomonkey
Sep 1, 2008
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Re: The Silmarillion I probably should not write anything until I've actually reread Ainulindale, but I will anyway. I like that image of the mostly-read book, but I've always

Janet Cupo
Sep 1, 2008
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Re: First reading assignments I didnt read leaf by niggle but I did read Ainulindale

jungomonkey
Sep 1, 2008
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