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Good Night, Glen: R.I.P. to a founder of Tolkien studies.


Nov 6 2010, 10:00pm

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Several other sites have noted the recent passing of Glen GoodKnight. He was a founder of the Mythopoeic Society in 1967: which group is still in existence, still hosting their famous MythCon, and still dedicated to the serious study of the mythical fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Charles Williams. Mr. GoodKnight was for many years the first editor of the Society's famed journal, Mythlore. He was also, among many other notable activities in this field, co-editor of the published proceedings of the famed scholarly conference held at Oxford on J.R.R. Tolkien's centenary, in 1992 - which is now out of print and very rare, as I was devastated to learn when I began getting serious about writing in the area of Tolkien Studies a few years ago.

Here is a link to an autobiographic page he put up on his site about translations of C. S. Lewis' Narnia series, which gives one a better sense of his personality and passions.

I never met this gentleman, but I have long admired his dedication to his life's work: to increase the world's awareness of the importance of modern mythmakers like Tolkien and his fellow Inklings -- to break down the walls of the fantasy ghetto. We on this site, and on this board especially, owe a great debt to him, whether we know it or not. I hope others will join me in wishing him an well-earned and honored rest in the home of his longfathers.

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Good Night, Glen: R.I.P. to a founder of Tolkien studies. squire Send a private message to squire Nov 6 2010, 10:00pm
    I remember geordie Send a private message to geordie Nov 6 2010, 11:15pm
    I'm sorry this thank you is too late, Glen, but thank you nonetheless! // NottaSackville Send a private message to NottaSackville Nov 6 2010, 11:31pm
    Rest in Peace Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Nov 7 2010, 12:54am
    I will remember. HQuendi Send a private message to HQuendi Nov 7 2010, 7:16am
    Thank you, Glen dreir Send a private message to dreir Nov 7 2010, 7:34am
    Glen has brought us new friends. Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Nov 7 2010, 7:44am
        Friends dreir Send a private message to dreir Nov 8 2010, 5:20am
    Rest in peace! // Compa_Mighty Send a private message to Compa_Mighty Nov 7 2010, 6:05pm
    Still in shock WonderBroad Send a private message to WonderBroad Nov 7 2010, 6:28pm
    Farewell, Glen Ostadan Send a private message to Ostadan Nov 7 2010, 10:30pm
        Amazing stuff, and an amazing time squire Send a private message to squire Nov 7 2010, 11:21pm
    I am working on a memorial issue of Mythprint visualweasel Send a private message to visualweasel Nov 8 2010, 7:44pm
    Missed that somehow Mark Sommer Send a private message to Mark Sommer Nov 12 2010, 9:29pm
    R.I.P. Elrond Joe Pearson Send a private message to Joe Pearson Nov 14 2010, 11:38pm


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