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About Nonmen posted 23 May 2005 in Author Q & AAbout Nonmen by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

That's actually a tricky question, Linguist. The simple answer would be 'Yes!' though the thematic differences probably couldn't be any more drastic. Elves in Middle-earth are obvious idealizations of Northern European Men, whereas the Nonmen in Earwa are desentimentalized caricatures of these idealizations. Here, as elsewhere, I made the 'reality principle' my rule. The Nonmen are not simply 'burdened' by their tragic history, they are disfigured by it.

As for your more specific questions, I'm going to play coy. There's lots to be learned in the Appendices of TTT, and I don't want to spoil anything! <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: --> view post


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