[lit-ideas] Tolkeniana

  • From: Jlsperanza@xxxxxxx
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2014 15:59:12 -0500 (EST)

In a message dated 1/17/2014 3:15:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
lawrencehelm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx quotes in "Two anecdotes on Knowing", from  
biography of Tolkien:

"his urgent consideration as a revised  edition of the book is about to go 
to press.  He explains it all in great  detail, talking about his book not 
as a work of fiction but as a chronicle of  actual events; he seems to see 
himself not as an author who has made a slight  error that must now be 
corrected or explained away, but as a historian who must  cast light on an 
obscurity in a historical document."
Mind, there may be a cross-reference Grice/Tolkien. Grice had two favourite 
 pubs in Oxford: the Flag & Lamb and the Bird and Baby, which Tolkien  
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