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Tolkien and technology: fall, mortality, and the machine

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Jul 29 2012, 7:45pm


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Alan Jacobs muses in The Atlantic that "from the beginnings of modern fantasy, in the work of Tolkien, technology has always been the enemy of the good life. But does it have to be that way?"

It's an interesting thought piece that draws on some key comments Tolkien made in letters around the time Lord of the Rings was published.

"Anyway all this stuff is mainly concerned with Fall, Mortality, and the Machine." Letter 131. Letters of JRR Tolkien.

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Tolkien and technology: fall, mortality, and the machine News from Bree Send a private message to News from Bree Jul 29 2012, 7:45pm
    Nice little article but a little light on SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Jul 30 2012, 1:35am
        If you (or others) haven't already read it.... Tweezers of Thu Send a private message to Tweezers of Thu Jul 30 2012, 12:52pm
        Nice to see, though Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Jul 30 2012, 2:13pm
            A very good point SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Jul 30 2012, 5:11pm
    There is good technology in Tolkien's world. Curious Send a private message to Curious Jul 30 2012, 3:25pm
        Speed up the belt, Sam, speed up the belt! squire Send a private message to squire Jul 30 2012, 5:33pm
            Tolkien talks about mass production in On Fairy Stories, under Escape. Curious Send a private message to Curious Jul 30 2012, 8:33pm
            I'm having trouble with the edit function, so let me add here Curious Send a private message to Curious Jul 30 2012, 8:43pm
            Interesting Reaction justbennett Send a private message to justbennett Aug 1 2012, 5:50am
                I agree about the parallels squire Send a private message to squire Aug 1 2012, 11:57am
                    Yes, but what if justbennett Send a private message to justbennett Aug 6 2012, 9:06pm
    Evidence that Technology and Magic are not inherently in opposition Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Jul 30 2012, 5:27pm

 
 
 

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