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re: Another book about the Inklings

Here's a review of a new book, which doesn't make it sound very interesting.

Myth Makers
The long reach of a famous circle of Oxford scholars.
http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/myth-makers_996457.html?nopager=1
Aug 3, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 44 • By MICHAEL NELSON

Nelson is reviewing:
The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings: J.R.R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015) by Philip Zaleski and Carol Zaleski

The reviewer gets in a couple of zingers. "Tolkien, reticent by nature, became gun-shy when fellow Inkling H.V. D. Dyson greeted an installment of the trilogy with a caustic, 'Oh God, not another f*ing [edited for the LMB, not the BBB] elf!'—and then bullied Tolkien into never reading from it in his presence again." Apparently the book also mentions Germaine Greer's remark, "It has been my nightmare that Tolkien would turn out to be the most influential writer of the 20th century. The bad dream has materialized." I'd like to track down where she wrote this. :)


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