Hello, Dr.
Leigh Ward-Smith
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I am preparing a full file (it will be over 100 pages) about three authors I have worked on, particularly much and together. The third one is T.S. Eliot.

Of course Tolkien but he stands apart because of his genre, fantasy in old ancient times. Same thing for Games of Throne. They have to be analyzed differently because they are not engaged in the surrounding political and moral world the way the three authors I am working on are.

Huxley is interesting and could be the fourth one, though he is the son or grand son of the biology professor H.G. Wells enjoyed when a student. Brave New World though is complicated, highly political but it would be better to deal with it in connection with the Handmaid’s Tale, or the Man in the High Castle. The concept of a reservation for savages for example is not found in the three authors I study here. Same remark with George Orwell. Too moralistic about humanity and the fact that the exploited become the exploited when they manage to take over.

The three authors I work with in this triad are all directly engaged on the very stakes of the Second World War (and a little bit the First Wold War too), with the rise of Hitler and Stalin and the cold war after WW2. And they do know about this connection which is for them crucial. The other authors are not directly and clearly connected to these events. They are more general, generic, maybe even philosophical.

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