Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Influences …

… The Notion Club Papers - an Inklings blog: Review of Tolkien's Modern Reading, by Holly Ordway (2021). (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Ordway solidly proves her core argument; which is that Tolkien read a great deal of 'modern' fiction (defined as post 1850 - but including works right up to the end of his life); that he enjoyed much of it; and took some works seriously enough to affect his own writing: often fundamentally. 

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