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Forum: The Books 12-29-2021, 08:42 PM
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How would orcs know what a "menu" is?

How would orcs know what a "menu" is?
Forum: The Books 09-08-2021, 07:32 AM
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Tolkien was contemplating metatextualism before...

Tolkien was contemplating metatextualism before post-modernism was a thing. But he was never able really to carry it through (although there is a taste of it in the LR Prologue).

Personally I...
Forum: The Books 09-07-2021, 01:48 PM
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And then of course there is also the...

And then of course there is also the "common-base-of-assumptions" definition, not really the same as FAN above, which would essentially mean the published Silmarillion augmented by UT because that is...
Forum: The Books 08-31-2021, 08:48 AM
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I'm not sure about ranking The Silmarillion with...

I'm not sure about ranking The Silmarillion with such priority. It was after all NOT published by JRRT; and Christopher, quite openly, had to make a large number of decisions about which version or...
Forum: The Books 05-01-2021, 09:16 AM
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Or is Christopher saying that, without a bound...

Or is Christopher saying that, without a bound book ready to hand and his manuscripts in disorder, his father's memory couldn't keep it all straight? This would apply especially to the 'late...
Forum: The Books 04-30-2021, 01:18 PM
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I think there is a tendency often to very much...

I think there is a tendency often to very much exaggerate the degree of Authorial Intent to be attached to the published text of the Lord of the Rings, as if "This is FINAL and OFFICIAL and...
Forum: The Books 04-20-2021, 04:40 PM
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For me, anyway, my attitude is very...

For me, anyway, my attitude is very process-oriented. Tolkien's corpus, published and un-, is a collective artifact which was the work of one author's lifetime. Sometimes he changed his mind....
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