File spoon-archives/anarchy-list.archive/anarchy-list_2004/anarchy-list.0412, message 89


Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2004 20:16:30 +0000
Subject: Re: Lib-Caps are Dumb.


hello all

Jack Jansen wrote: 
> On 20-dec-04, at 23:03, Dave Coull wrote:
> > Tolkien and that sort of crap. Terry
> > Pratchett can actually manage to say some interesting
> > stuff without being a pompous arsehole like Tolkien.
> 
> That's a bit unfair on Tolkien. He created the whole middle-earth thing
> mainly for himself, so he could have a plausible world history in which
> to do his linguistic experiments with the various languages.

There is a bit of a tradition of anarchists disliking Tolkien. 
Michael Moorcock hates him. I thought LotR (the book) was pretty
boring. Stopped half-way before reading most of Moorcock's work
and then finishing it because I thought I had better. Liked the
movies, though (apparently an Elric movie is in the pipeline!).

and it was Moorcock who introduced me to Nestor Makhno and the joys
of anarchism...

Iain



   

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