Our Sponsor Sideshow Collectibles Send us News
Lord of the Rings Tolkien
Search Tolkien
Lord of The RingsTheOneRing.net - Forged By And For Fans Of JRR Tolkien
Lord of The Rings Serving Middle-Earth Since The First Age

Lord of the Rings Movie News - J.R.R. Tolkien
Do you enjoy the 100% volunteer, not for profit services of TheOneRing.net?
Consider a donation!

  Main Index   Search Posts   Who's Online   Log in
The One Ring Forums: Tolkien Topics: Movie Discussion: The Lord of the Rings: He may not have been a professional modern novelist: Edit Log


Oct 31 2012, 4:04am

Views: 1756
He may not have been a professional modern novelist

But that is different than not being a professional "writer," which IMO, he was.

In my opinion, given his deep understanding of the English language, he was one of the most uniquely professionally qualified people to use the English language for story-telling!

If, however, you define writer as "someone who adheres to the prevailing trends of modern literary convention," you are absolutely correct. He is not a professional writer in that sense. But I could go on about the lit-lang debate, and will stop here. Suffice it to say that IMO, one should not divorce the two fields.

I thank God Tolkien was the strange specimen he was. Otherwise, I don't think many people would be reading his work, nevermind turning it into films.

(This post was edited by Shelob'sAppetite on Oct 31 2012, 4:05am)

Edit Log:
Post edited by Shelob'sAppetite (Valinor) on Oct 31 2012, 4:05am

Search for (options) Powered by Gossamer Forum v.1.2.3

home | advertising | contact us | back to top | search news | join list | Content Rating

This site is maintained and updated by fans of The Lord of the Rings, and is in no way affiliated with Tolkien Enterprises or the Tolkien Estate. We in no way claim the artwork displayed to be our own. Copyrights and trademarks for the books, films, articles, and other promotional materials are held by their respective owners and their use is allowed under the fair use clause of the Copyright Law. Design and original photography however are copyright © 1999-2012 TheOneRing.net. Binary hosting provided by Nexcess.net

Do not follow this link, or your host will be blocked from this site. This is a spider trap.