07 March 2010

"I cordially dislike allegory in all its manifestations, and always have done so since I grew old and wary enough to detect its presence, I much prefer history, true or feigned, with its varied applicability to the thought and experience of the readers. I think that many confuse applicability to the thought and experience of the readers. I think that many confuse applicability with allegory; but the one resides in the freedom of the reader, and the other in the domination of the author."--J.R.R Tolkien

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