24 March 2018

A Bit of Literary Criticism

I've read both. I was a bit older than 14, but still quite young. Rand's book made absolutely no impression on me. It did, indeed, warp many of my friends for life, but I saw through its 'philosophy' immediately. It is just, 'I got mine, Jack!' masquerading as deep thought.

Tolkien, on the other hand, influenced me deeply, and continues to do so. I have re-read 'The Lord of the Rings' many times over the past 50 years, and each time, I gain some new insight into the depth of the work.

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