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In the news…

“Lord Of The Rings” fans will enjoy this article on J.R.R. Tolkien’s life and books. Brought to the attention by the upcoming movie (the first installment of the trilogy, which faces off with pop-favorite Harry Potter) by the same name, this article explores the nature of his fans, his colleagues opinions of Tolkien, his books’ popularity, and the idea of the trilogy becoming a movie.

The article: http://webcenter.newssearch.netscape.com/aolns_display.adp?key=200108221248000137440_aolns.src

Jane Austen is, perhaps, redefined in this rather quirky, amusing article on Austen’s sexuality and motivations in writing. Citing many different sources, most of which whose authors are female (no big surprise), the writer speculates on the truth of such theories. Whether she’s considered a lesbian or a feminist, it might be a bit telling that the disputers of these theories are male…

The article: http://chronicle.com/free/v47/i49/49a01001.htm

If you thought Shakespeare himself was strange, try reading the latest in his never-ending story: Shakespeare pornography. No, I’m not making this up…

This article really speaks for itself: http://www.linguafranca.com/print/0109/field_notes_flesh.html

Did Sir Arthur Conan Doyle really write The Hound Of The Baskervilles? Or did a man named Fletcher Robinson? This article investigates the possibility, and the evidence that suggests so…

The article: http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/books/reviews/story.jsp?story=82848

C.S. Lewis-friend and apparent colleague, Walter Hooper, is under the microscope. Did he forge manuscripts, or didn’t he? An article that is a little less than objective remarks on the chance (or rumor, if the beginning of Kathryn Lindskoog’s books are any indication) that not all of C.S. Lewis’ posthumous work is actually his…

The article: http://chronicle.com/free/v47/i45/45a01201.htm

Dante is analyzed in this depressing, and if not somewhat, truthful article about The Divine Comedies.

The article: http://www.weeklystandard.com/magazine/mag_6_46_01/valiunas_bkart_6_46_01.asp


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