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Re: CHAT: Tolkien (was Re: fantasy)

From:Ed Heil <edheil@...>
Date:Thursday, November 25, 1999, 9:37
Grandsire, C.A. wrote:

> > It is, knowing how Tolkien despised the pointed ears of the elves
> the folk view. He said it enough to consider that giving pointed ears to > Elves in LotR is not a good idea, if only to respect his memory.
The rest of your points are well taken, but I don't think I've ever heard of Tolkien saying even once, much less repeatedly, that he despised pointed-eared elves. Can you support this? --------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------