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
> I'm sure Tolkien would have considered the pointy ears a terrible
> and would never have entertained the possibility that his elves had
> any more than they would have had slanted eyes. Slanted eyes and
> ears? Where do these come from in popular conceptions of elves?
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_.
"...the Names that can be given are not the true Names..."
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