The Silmarillion (added material 17/5/02). How should it be approached?

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Postby Novice » Wed Jul 10, 2002 11:02 pm

Timely bump before the thread disappears from view.<BR>
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Postby ArPharazon » Fri Jul 12, 2002 2:48 pm

Novice <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>I have a couple of ideas to post on Sunday when I get back from Oxford. But things may be more lively by then anyway.<BR><BR>Lots of love - ArPhyXXX
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Postby wilko185 » Wed Aug 21, 2002 5:18 pm

Bumping this back into view <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>And again, suggestions for additions to the opening post are welcome.
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Postby Novice » Sun Apr 27, 2003 10:28 pm

Bumped to evade the dreaded archiving monster.
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Postby scirocco » Mon Apr 28, 2003 4:19 am

Accidental post, sorry.
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Postby durinthedeathless22 » Wed Apr 08, 2009 6:31 am

Wonderful post Wilko! I'm new to this forum, but just from reading many posts on multiple different threads it would appear you're rather renowned here. I look forward to more posts like this!

And I'd have to agree... "history" is indeed the key word. The Silmarillion should be approached as a world history text (just one that's much more interesting). I know people who loved The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and The Children of Hurin but just can't make it through The Silmarillion or any of The History of Middle-earth's, simply because the plot isn't narrated as much to entertain, but almost to inform.
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