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Nov 4 2012, 11:38pm

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That seems a bit misplaced

Given that Rushdie's criticism consists of two sentences. That is hardly the kind of reasoned and thorough analysis one would need to substantiate what is meant by "bad prose."

I think Rushdie's "Satanic Verses" is a modern literary masterpiece. But he is not a professional literary critic, and he certainly has not turned his professional eye to LOTR and the Hobbit in any real sense.

Honestly, I have yet to read a well-reasoned critique of Tolkien's prose by a literary critic. Most of it is cosmetic. sneering and dismissive. Adolescent, even.

(This post was edited by Shelob'sAppetite on Nov 4 2012, 11:38pm)

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Post edited by Shelob'sAppetite (Ronilav) on Nov 4 2012, 11:38pm

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