Login

Or
Register Now


Already have an account?
Username:

Password:

Remember me

Lost Your Password?
Main Menu
Collector's Guide Table of Contents
Recent Visitors

Stu
29 minutes ago

wellinghall
1 hour 57 minutes ago

ChristeDye
2 hours 31 minutes ago

Laurin666
2 hours 57 minutes ago

JillCarper
4 hours 4 minutes ago

Khamûl
4 hours 19 minutes ago

Urulöké
5 hours 11 minutes ago

tolkienbrasil
5 hours 27 minutes ago
   All Posts (Aelfwine)


« 1 ... 3 4 5 (6) 7 8 »


Re: Fantastic (magazine) November 1976
Not too shy to talk
Joined:
2008/9/23 18:57
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 38
Offline
Here's what I've got with a bit of work; I think I can get more in time.

========

Jirel of Joiry. Does create an atmosphere
and [?the] sinister 'corrupt' household of Alaric was
eerie and credible. But I never [sic] find phantasmal
struggles such as that of Jirel with 'Undead' Andred
quite unconvincing — especially when the victims escape!

Dunsany at his worst. Trying so hard for
the shudder. But not for a moment making the
tale 'credible' enough to {pro} make a background for
a strong [?e...]. And the ending lamentable — in
fact [?insulting]. In a world in which a Thangobrind
could even begin to be (let alone Hlo-hlo or [?all the rest])
early 19th century Riviera [?...] is surely utterly
impossible — or vice versa. And what is meant
by selling his daughter's soul.

Cappen Varra. Nomenclature v[ery] bad
Let us have genuine Scandanavian/Norse "bar-
barians" or something invented.

The Athammaus monster wholly unbelievable
[?…] disgusting [?... ... …]. There are lots
of ways of being [?... as] nastily, without all this
[?tooraloo] of nonsense.

Most of these things are overheated & exaggerated
([?...] bigger or [?would be] bigger, [?'...'] is
[?...] than the {ends} purposes warrant)
Also obviously over or ill-written.

Jirel of Joiry 140 - 146 is good but
needs a [?deft] story (and [?explication]) to [?...]
[?valid]. Dunsany's is one of his worst
That final ghastly paragraph!

Posted on: 2012/1/31 17:07


Re: Fantastic (magazine) November 1976
Not too shy to talk
Joined:
2008/9/23 18:57
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 38
Offline
Glad to help. Please also include a copy of the table of contents of the volume it accompanies, as these notes are Tolkien's comments in review of the volume and cites some titles and authors.

Posted on: 2012/1/31 14:36


Re: Fantastic (magazine) November 1976
Not too shy to talk
Joined:
2008/9/23 18:57
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 38
Offline
If you could send me (Carl Hostetter) a clean scan I'm pretty sure I could transcribe most if not all of it. (I've seen, and transcribed, worse from Tolkien's pen!)

Posted on: 2012/1/31 14:15


Re: Parma Eldalamberon & VT
Not too shy to talk
Joined:
2008/9/23 18:57
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 38
Offline
I for one am pretty fond of them, and have collected them assiduously.

;)

CFH

Posted on: 2011/5/8 12:32


Re: "A Middle English Vocabulary" scam
Not too shy to talk
Joined:
2008/9/23 18:57
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Posts: 38
Offline
Used copies of Sisam's Fourteenth Century Verse and Prose containing Tolkien's Vocabulary can be had for a song, much cheaper and much more attractive than these modern photocopied "reprints".

Posted on: 2011/1/20 7:03



 Top
« 1 ... 3 4 5 (6) 7 8 »