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Forum: The Books 08-07-2021, 09:45 AM
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Views: 920
Posted By Bęthberry
I recently discovered this essay by Verlyn...

I recently discovered this essay by Verlyn Flieger, from about 15 years ago, "A Post-modern Medievalist" in Green Suns and Faerie. It's a thoughtful analysis of what "medieval" means in terms of...
Forum: The Books 08-02-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,700
Posted By Bęthberry
How many pages is your edition? It is book length...

How many pages is your edition? It is book length or article length? You had access to the manuscripts at Marquette? So many questions!:)
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 07-28-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,169
Posted By Bęthberry
Well argued, Legate.

Well argued, Legate.
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 07-27-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,169
Posted By Bęthberry
Well, originally it was Verlyn Vlieger. :) ...

Well, originally it was Verlyn Vlieger. :)


in her essay which examines many of the contradictions in Tolkien's comments and his writing, https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol38/iss1/3/.

That...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 07-27-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 25,875
Posted By Bęthberry
Thumbs up Excellent questions, Mithadan!

Excellent questions, Mithadan!
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 07-26-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,169
Posted By Bęthberry
Of course he would. That's why he's the writer he...

Of course he would. That's why he's the writer he is and not some and not some second or third string hack or pulp.

What Tolkien does is transform motifs in fairy tales (and elsewhere). In so...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 07-25-2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,169
Posted By Bęthberry
Well, I am going to have to disagree with you...

Well, I am going to have to disagree with you about Beren and Luthien.

Largely because I was referring to the entire concept of Beren and Luthien, that started with "The Tale of Tinuviel" which we...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 07-25-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,169
Posted By Bęthberry
Posting some general thoughts in reply to...

Posting some general thoughts in reply to everyone posting on the issue of who can enter Fairie.

It is true that Tolkien's thoughts about what a proper fairy story is developed in response to his...
Forum: The Books 07-25-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 920
Posted By Bęthberry
I would agree with you. I was using hyperbole for...

I would agree with you. I was using hyperbole for the point of clarifying Tolkien's difference with the post modernists.

Just as a suggestion, there might be something relevant in Tolkien's...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 07-23-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,169
Posted By Bęthberry
One of the things I have been contemplating as I...

One of the things I have been contemplating as I reread this, is why Fairie has to be limited to just one human with access at a time.

Why does only Smith have access to Fairie and not anyone...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 07-22-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,169
Posted By Bęthberry
Well, when I was on trek to discover/recover some...

Well, when I was on trek to discover/recover some of my maternal grandmother's past, I went to Iron Acton, Glocestershire, where her family was supposed to have lived at Hill House. Imagine my...
Forum: The Books 07-10-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 920
Posted By Bęthberry
I will have to disagree with you about what...

I will have to disagree with you about what "unreliable narrative" means, particularly in connection with postmodernism.

The revision or editing of the "Riddles in the Dark" does not represent...
Forum: The Books 07-08-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 920
Posted By Bęthberry
Having read neither the Notion Club papers nor...

Having read neither the Notion Club papers nor Tolkien's Modern Middle Ages, I'm not sure I have much to contribute here. However, I will throw an oar into the stream to keep the thread afloat.
...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 07-07-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,861
Posted By Bęthberry
I"ve found a review of "Tolkien and Alterity"...

I"ve found a review of "Tolkien and Alterity" which provides some explanation of the paper on Tolkien's minor characters, Giles, Niggle, and Smith. I'll provide a quotation here for those interested...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 07-04-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,861
Posted By Bęthberry
I'm not sure which minor works thread to post...

I'm not sure which minor works thread to post this, but I figure I'll start here.

The Preamble: I heard an intriguing paper this morning on "Pardoning Saruman". It used medieval definitions and...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 04-29-2021, 03:10 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,861
Posted By Bęthberry
In case anyone is looking for an edition of...

In case anyone is looking for an edition of Farmer Giles of Ham, there is one that has more than just the Pauline Baynes illustrations: the 50th Anniversary edition, edited by Scull & Hammond. It...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 04-28-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 991
Posted By Bęthberry
Silmaril Lush's father has died

Not all Downers are on Facebook so I though I'd make an announcement here for those who aren't.

Our beloved Lush, now a journalist of international repute, lost her father yesterday to Covid. It...
Forum: The Books 04-23-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,611
Posted By Bęthberry
Boots Great treasure troving, Boro A bit of...

Great treasure troving, Boro

A bit of irrelevant information about the original Canonicity thread: As it turns out our Mr. Fordham Hedgethistle was a grad student in an English department of...
Forum: Chapter-by-Chapter 04-22-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,861
Posted By Bęthberry
Boots I'll back up a bit and start with the...

I'll back up a bit and start with the Introduction by Hammond and Scull, it being a serious bit of scholarly history concerning the text. Their information reminds us of how important Tolkien's oral...
Forum: The Books 04-16-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,315
Posted By Bęthberry
Oh, but Flieger's argument is that it was not...

Oh, but Flieger's argument is that it was not scattershot at all. She finds a pattern and argument to explain his strange references and then complete silence. I think her argument is fascinating. I...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 04-13-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,672
Posted By Bęthberry
Long time no see, Dawg. How are you doing? ...

Long time no see, Dawg. How are you doing?

Running any Inns these days? :)
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-12-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,812
Posted By Bęthberry
Well said, Inzil. Rather strange for a newbie to...

Well said, Inzil. Rather strange for a newbie to come in and immediately start criticizing the place without any context or history.

Mirc has long passed its day and people can chat in multiple...
Forum: The Books 04-12-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,315
Posted By Bęthberry
"Waiting for Godot". :) Fleiger is always...

"Waiting for Godot". :) Fleiger is always worthwhile. She is also such a generous scholar.
Forum: The Books 04-12-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,279
Posted By Bęthberry
1420! There's lots I could say but I'll leave that for...

There's lots I could say but I'll leave that for later.

For now, I will say that I think Ordway slams Carpenter way too much. He was, after all, controlled in what he could say by the family and...
Forum: The Barrow-Downs 04-11-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,672
Posted By Bęthberry
Hi Gal. How are you doing?

Hi Gal. How are you doing?
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