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Re: Blogpost - The Tolkien Industry by Jack Ross

Subject: Re: Blogpost - The Tolkien Industry by Jack Ross
by Jason Fisher on 2009/6/22 7:45:02

I must admit, I do despair when I see yet another book of Tolkien criticism show up on Amazon. I really think that everything worth saying has largely been said [...]

On the other hand, people are still writing Shakespeare criticism some four hundred years after his death, aren't they? Not to mention Chaucer, Gawain, and Beowulf criticism, all even longer in the tooth. While I would agree that there have been quite a few mediocre Tolkien studies published (especially as a result of the "Peter Jackson effect"), I do not agree that most everything worth saying has been said. Just my two cents, though, and I suppose I have a vested interest in seeing the scholarship continue. :)