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Old 01-06-2011, 04:01 PM   #1
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Iran to celebrate J.R.R. Tolkienís birthday

http://www.ibna.ir/vdcauino.49nuw1gtk4.html

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Old 01-06-2011, 04:12 PM   #2
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How interesting davem!

reminded me of a thread some time ago by Saucie regarding Tolkien in Iran and how different cultures draw different parallels between the Prof's works and their own mythologies.

http://forum.barrowdowns.com/showthr...highlight=iran
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Old 01-06-2011, 04:17 PM   #3
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Brilliant, I say! And yes, Rumil, I was immediately reminded of that thread as well.

I believe it's wonderful when rather distant cultures can embrace some work like that - and at the same time not just "import the West" with it, but be able to take it in, with their own interpretation and ways (while at the same keeping true to the author).
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Old 01-06-2011, 05:46 PM   #4
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Hi Davem and Legate,

glad to see you around. It's been a bit quiet in the old Barrow recently. Hope you're both keeping well, and Lal too! Maybe we'll get another influx when The Hobbit hits the screens.

I must say that the few Iranians I've met have been lovely people and fearsomely intelligent as well, so would make perfect Tolkienites .

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I expected to read that Ahmadinejad had declared the day a national holiday, not that a couple of teachers had decided to.... do what exactly?
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do what exactly?
Since they said they would hold a forum assessing his works...blast him with modernist criticism, perhaps?
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