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NF-Campin's weeper from 'Descent'

No EE screening of TTT for Mechtild....

Posted on 2011.06.21 at 13:54


mechtild at 2011-06-22 16:27 (UTC) (Link)
[sorry to have so many edits of this! - keen to answer befoe I have to leave the house - hurrying too much!]

"Now we understand one another, Frodo Baggins" speech (HUNH????).

Oh, I know. 'Yeah, I've just seen you nearly hand the Ring over to one of Sauron's chief henchman, Frodo Baggins! That's why I trust you! Off you go to Mordor, little man!'

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA! Or maybe Faramir's subtext was, 'Whew. You are one crazy mo-fo'. I think we need to get you away, far away. Rivendell, Mordor, Far Harad, wherever, and right now.'

As for Tolkien as a writer, I hadn't thought of him as Victorian, especially. Maybe I'm influenced by an essay on his work I read a few months ago, can't remember what or by whom, it was in a volume of "Tolkien Studies", explaining what a twentieth century writer he was, but writing in fantasy rather than in real life settings. I think your idea makes more sense, or at least seeing him as someone who is transitional, shaped in the late Victorian era and its artistic and spiritual movements that produced so many literary converts after that momentous and aweful, brutal confrontation with modernism, the first world war.

Edited at 2011-06-22 04:29 pm (UTC)
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