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November 8th, 2008, 13:41
Originally Posted by Essaliad View Post
Whereas just about every single one will have Shakespeare, Chaucer, Milton.
Yes, but they are several hundred years dead, you know ?

How will Tolkien be treated in let's say 300 years ?

To me, this is just a sign of conservatism, nothing else.

I could even expand this example towards Edgar Allan Poe.
He also invented literature genres - even more than Tolkien.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. (E.F.Schumacher, Economist, Source)
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