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Nobel Prize for Tolkien dashed by 'poor prose'

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Jan 5 2012, 1:08pm


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The Guardian writes that recently released documents reveal in 1961 Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" -- nominated by friend and fellow fantasy writer CS Lewis -- was rejected by the Nobel Prize jury "on the grounds of his second-rate prose." The news organization reports that though LOTR was "crowned the UK's best-loved book and sold millions of copies around the world," 1961 jury believed the book "has not in any way measured up to storytelling of the highest quality."

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Nobel Prize for Tolkien dashed by 'poor prose' News From Bree Send a private message to News From Bree Jan 5 2012, 1:08pm
    How times have changed... Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Jan 5 2012, 6:41pm
    Hmm.... Leviathan's Bane Send a private message to Leviathan's Bane Jan 5 2012, 6:46pm
    Funny, but I've always said the opposite. Milknut Send a private message to Milknut Jan 5 2012, 6:56pm
    Presumably the Nobel Prize jury .... dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Jan 5 2012, 6:58pm
        I see the hand of Ake Ohlstrom in this geordie Send a private message to geordie Jan 5 2012, 7:06pm
            *blushes* Could you explain your reference? // ElanorTX Send a private message to ElanorTX Jan 5 2012, 9:43pm
                I'm very sorry - geordie Send a private message to geordie Jan 5 2012, 10:06pm
    WTH?!? SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Jan 5 2012, 7:13pm
    Literary world is wrong again... mithrandir7 Send a private message to mithrandir7 Jan 5 2012, 7:22pm
    It's the mixed styles, possibly Garfeimao Send a private message to Garfeimao Jan 5 2012, 9:21pm
    Mod Real Bias Olwe Send a private message to Olwe Jan 5 2012, 9:52pm
    And this is important because........? Faenoriel Send a private message to Faenoriel Jan 5 2012, 10:40pm
        This made me smile... QuackingTroll Send a private message to QuackingTroll Jan 5 2012, 11:28pm
    Interesting... the_argonath Send a private message to the_argonath Jan 5 2012, 11:17pm
    He's in good company. Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Jan 5 2012, 11:48pm
        LOL Sunflower Send a private message to Sunflower Jan 6 2012, 12:29am
        Yes, he is! dwarf_girl Send a private message to dwarf_girl Jan 6 2012, 4:20pm
        "I've never heard of it, so it can't be any good" squire Send a private message to squire Jan 6 2012, 10:00pm
            quite right telain Send a private message to telain Jan 6 2012, 11:22pm
                It is. sador Send a private message to sador Jan 8 2012, 7:15am
    I wonder what C.S. Lewis said about the matter. silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Jan 6 2012, 12:12am
    blooming too radical for them I'd guess....! Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Jan 6 2012, 10:16am
        Completely unfounded? Beutlin Send a private message to Beutlin Jan 6 2012, 12:04pm
            Dear Literature... From Genre Zahra Send a private message to Zahra Jan 6 2012, 7:27pm
            All genres have their fair share of adolescent trash. RosieLass Send a private message to RosieLass Jan 6 2012, 8:07pm
                This is of course true. Beutlin Send a private message to Beutlin Jan 6 2012, 9:34pm
            Have to disagree Olwe Send a private message to Olwe Jan 8 2012, 4:49am
    Words from the Professor himself Alientraveller Send a private message to Alientraveller Jan 6 2012, 8:19pm
    >:\ grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jan 7 2012, 1:30am
    Pah! FoundEntwife Send a private message to FoundEntwife Jan 7 2012, 6:46am
    There's a defence of JRR in the Daily Telegraph geordie Send a private message to geordie Jan 12 2012, 7:23pm

 
 
 

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