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An old Sillyness

Grey Havens

Mar 15, 3:31am

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An old Sillyness [In reply to] Can't Post


"The creature called Gollum leads the tale's protaganists through the Dead Marshes or Palennor Fields.{Note the spelling} Palennor Fields was the site of the greatest battle of the War of the Ring, which was a battle that occurred long before the events seen in the books or films. If you have seen the movie, you may recall this scene and the ghastly corpses suspended just under the water."

I read a review back in the 80s by Edmund Wilson: "Oo, Those Awful Orcs". Sooo many incorrect facts.
But one that jumped me was his continual spelling of Gandalf as "Gandalph".

As the name "Gandalf" is used about 1,000 times in The Hobbit & LOTR (go ahead, count 'em, it's true) we immediately realize how inept and incognizant is Wilson's criticism.

One scathng sentence vomits forth prominently- "An impotence of imagination seems to sap the whole story."
Well, we all know where the "impotence" lies!

Maybe if you're going to critique a book you should read it!

From World's End then he turned away,
and yearned again to find afar .
his home through shadows journeying,
and burning as an island star . . .

-Bilbo Baggins

Subject User Time
Silly news report found on Google RangerLady23 Send a private message to RangerLady23 Mar 11, 8:00pm
    Is this the article you're referencing? Arwen's daughter Send a private message to Arwen's daughter Mar 11, 8:14pm
        Yep, that's the one! RangerLady23 Send a private message to RangerLady23 Mar 11, 8:17pm
    Well, at least he didn't spell it "Tolkein" demnation Send a private message to demnation Mar 11, 8:58pm
    keep in mind... Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Mar 11, 11:02pm
        Actually, he's a sports reporter Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Mar 12, 6:29pm
    I think of the Nirnaeth Arnoediad when I read about the Dead Marshes... Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Mar 13, 1:33am
        Agreed, Rem. cats16 Send a private message to cats16 Mar 13, 5:55am
    An old Sillyness Bracegirdle Send a private message to Bracegirdle Mar 15, 3:31am


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