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Discussion in 'The Humor Mill' started by Platypus, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. MonkeyEpoxy

    MonkeyEpoxy Totally Sirius DLP Supporter

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    The C.S. Lewis addition is the egregious one lol. They were peers - born 6 years apart.
     
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    Part of the same writer's club, too. IIRC, they hated each other. From what I've read Tolkien called C.S. Lewis' work simplistic garbage, while Lewis thought Tolkien was long-winded, tedious and pretentious.
     
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    Hate is a bit of a strong word. They hated each other's works, but their relationship was one of mutual respect. Heck. Tolkien was the one who was responsible for CS Lewis's conversion to Christianity.
     
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    Ah, didn't know that about his conversion. I just remember reading a Tolkien biography years ago that talked about how frequently the club meetings degenerated into rather acrimonious arguments between the two over their work.
     
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    I think you’d need a few generations of authors to get down to Sanderson, Rowling, and Martin.

    Like Ursula LeGuinn, Robert Jordan, etc.
     
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