Talk:Eric Rücker Eddison
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I have deleted the paragraph which criticized from a narrow view the use by Eddison (in The Worm Ourobouros only, though the paragraph implied that it ran throughout his work) the use of "Witches," etc. to denote various groups. (Contrary to the statement in the deleted paragraph, no group is called "Fairies"). This was at best POV and a narrow one. 184.108.40.206 21:18, 15 October 2007 (UTC)
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Privately Tolkien found the underlying philosophy rebarbative, and clashed with Eddison at their sole meeting, who in return thought Tolkien's views "soft".
It would be good if this could be cited, especially since it is somewhat contradictory to the earlier statement that Tolkien praised Eddison in his letters (which, I would think, would also be an expression of private opinion).
- Note long after the fact: Tolkien's assessment has since been sourced with a reference from his Letters. -- Elphion (talk) 17:51, 9 March 2011 (UTC)
Philip Sidney Nairn
I'm not sure where to ask this question; I hope this is the place. On 7 March 2011 I made a minor correction to the article. The article stated that Eddison's friend PS Nairn "died in his youth during World War One." In fact, he died May 18, 1914, age 30, in Malaya, where he was a colonial administrator. The correction was reverted, and I'm curious to know why. Mumpsimus (talk) 00:31, 9 March 2011 (UTC)
- This is the right place to ask the question. The answer is simply that the version you replaced had a reference verifying the information, while your version did not. Nothing against your information, but it needs a source. -- Elphion (talk) 17:46, 9 March 2011 (UTC)
The source currently given offers a grab-bag of vaguely related authors, several of whom [like Eddison and Gresham] were never members of the group. Also, I would argue that "strong praise" significantly overstates at least Tolkien's approbation of Rücker. -- Elphion (talk) 06:22, 1 March 2014 (UTC)