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by Hareth nic Handir
Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:20 am
Forum: Tolkienian resources
Topic: Corey Olsen - "the Tolkien Professor"
Replies: 3
Views: 1709

Re: Corey Olsen - "the Tolkien Professor"

Hi Luthien and everybody, glad to get back into circulation for a change! anyway.... I've actually met Corey Olsen, at the Festival in the Shire conference a few years ago, and he is indeed one of those rare genuinely-interested academics who take Tolkien, fantasy and fairy-tale seriously. The 'anal...
by Hareth nic Handir
Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: Not Specified Further
Topic: Striking scene from one of C.S. Lewis' Narnia" books
Replies: 8
Views: 2599

Re: Striking scene from one of C.S. Lewis' Narnia" books

Tolkien was trying to draw a distinction between 'tight allegory' which he presented as a bad thing, controlling a reader's response, steering their reaction to propagate the author's view - propagandising in both senses, at a guess, since he was reacting to critics trying to turn The Lord of the Ri...
by Hareth nic Handir
Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: Not Specified Further
Topic: Striking scene from one of C.S. Lewis' Narnia" books
Replies: 8
Views: 2599

Re: Striking scene from one of C.S. Lewis' Narnia" books

CS Lewis is a weird one; he does indeed so often and so frustratingly seem to 'get it' - and then as other people here have noticed, back off double-quick. Lewis said himself - sorry I can't recall where! - that he had to train himself to be a Christian, by habit and effort - to make himself think i...