There’s Always a Critic

January 9, 2012

According to a recent report in a Swedish newspaper  the jury for the 1961 Nobel Prize in literature rejected J. R. R. Tolkien as a possible candidate citing that “the result (of his work) has not in any way measured up to storytelling of the highest quality.” Tolkien was nominated by his friend and Oxford faculty colleague C. S. Lewis. Yikes! Oh, well – the same year Robert Frost and E.M. Forster were also dismissed by the Nobel jury. See the whole article in the  Arts Beat section of The New York Times.


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