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Philip Hensher: Awful, humourless, naive – and a modern masterpiece

December 6, 2001 at 9:37 am by xoanon  - 

At some point, the critics and literati have to admit that they were just wrong. There is so much to be said against The Lord Of The Rings that it shouldn’t be worth the effort. A book that, judged by conventional standards, contains so many appalling lapses of taste and so much coarse vulgarity really ought, by now, to have faded from sight. [More]

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