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Old 09-25-2002, 04:59 AM   #9
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Evenstar1: Well, yes. I would not trade away the Lord of the Rings for anything. On the other hand, I wish there was more in the published world that had the same feel as the Shire and Smith. It seems that writers who follow in Tolkien's tradition always go for the big clash and epic proportions. I would love to see more along the lines of The Hobbit and Smith.

Liriodendron: Sorry. "elegiac" is an adjective. The noun is "elegy". An elegy is a song in honor of someone who has died or is dying. In the case of Smith, Tolkien could be said to have written an elegy that both celebrated Faerie AND mourned his own loss of it. It's really a wonderful little story. It's where my "from: the edges of Faerie" in my signature comes from.
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