Saturday, 19 May 2012

From W.H. Auden...

Thanks to a friend of mine. W.H. Auden was very friendly with J.R.R Tolkien, and was one of the more supportive critics of The Lord of the Rings, when it was not very fashionable to be so. I wonder if Tolkien knew of Auden's choice of lifestyle? If he did, he didn't make a fuss about it, or simply cut him off (which seems to be the typical Roman Catholic reaction to it)...


  1. Well, friends don't make a fuss over their friends do they? Instead they be their friends, and point out things when necessary.

    You might be interested in recent Penguin posts about friendship and stuff.

  2. A friend is someone who knows what I am and still loves me.
    Saint Augustine