December 31, 2001

Wolfe on Tolkien

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Here’s an article by Gene Wolfe on The Lord of the Rings, entitled “The Best Introduction to the Mountains“:

It is said with some truth that there is no progress without loss; and it is always said, by those who wish to destroy good things, that progress requires it. No great insight or experience of the world is necessary to see that such people really care nothing for progress. They wish to destroy for their profit, and they, being clever, try to persuade us that progress and change are synonymous.

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