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Re: CHAT: Tolkien (was Re: fantasy)

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Sunday, November 28, 1999, 0:42
On Sat, 27 Nov 1999 09:31:27 -0800 Sally Caves <scaves@...>
> Where does this association with elves, fairies, and pointy ears > come > from? > I'm sure Tolkien would have considered the pointy ears a terrible > vulgarity, > and would never have entertained the possibility that his elves had > them, > any more than they would have had slanted eyes. Slanted eyes and > pointy > ears? Where do these come from in popular conceptions of elves? > > Sally
David Brin has in interesting, intriguing, and entertaining short story about this, called "Those Eyes" which appears in his short-story and essay collection _Otherness_. -Stephen (Steg) "...the Names that can be given are not the true Names..." ___________________________________________________________________ Get the Internet just the way you want it. Free software, free e-mail, and free Internet access for a month! Try Juno Web: