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OT Re: request for review: hobbit



On Thu, 12 May 2005 03:01:17 -0400, seth vidal wrote:

>> His name is spelled Tolkien.
> 
> His body is rotting in the ground, I doubt he gives a damn. :-D

He was also an eminent historian of tongues, and a perfectionist : read
any volume of his son Christopher's edition of the posthumous writings,
especially the ones he calls collectively "History of Middle-earth" which
deal with the process of writing the Lord of the Rings.

And you remark would certainly offend many of his innumerable fans ....

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