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Tony Zbaraschuk tonyz at eskimo.com
Tue Aug 27 03:09:47 BST 2019



On Mon, August 26, 2019 7:45 pm, Howard Brazee wrote:
>> On Aug 26, 2019, at 6:23 PM, Pat Mathews <mathews55 at msn.com> wrote:
>> And then OFA dismisses the hobbits, in commentary, as  "Regency
>> yokels." Uh, duh, the Bagginses were country squires, folks. But yes,
>> The Shire was very, very English.
>
> The Shire was the only thing that was described in a favorable way.
> Where were the farms for the rest of the world?

Subtle, but mentioned.  Sometimes you had to know the older English
words -- e.g., at the Battle of Helms' Deep the Riders lament how
Saruman's hordes are burning tilth and byre as they come.  The
Pelennor Fields near Minas Tirith are briefly described; the
"great slave-worked fields" around Lake Nurnen in southern Mordor
get a passing mention.

Tolkien is aware of these issues; he just doesn't make a point of
them.


Tony Z


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