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Old October 7 2009, 08:32 PM   #13
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Re: A Middle Earth Question

Zombie Klaus wrote: View Post
^^agreed... The History of Middle-Earth series is one of the greatest editorial acheivements in history, and I'm not sure where the CT hostility comes from. We wouldn't have any version of Silmarillion w/o him... he could definitely go further if all he wanted to do was "cash in"
Christopher was the one who heard and read all his father's stories as they were being written. He also studied and followed in his father's footsteps and became a professor at Oxford. He is the most capable person on the planet of editing JRRT's work, since he understands not only the mythology, but the immense linguistic basis for the mythology.
A learning experience is one of those things that says, 'You know that thing you just did? Don't do that.' Douglas Adams
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