darkoz
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June 2nd, 2019 at 1:18:30 PM permalink
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I read there was pretty much only one author in the last century that publishers dared never correct or had an editor oversee his work.

That was J.R.R. Tolkien.

He was a linguistics professor of such repute and who pored over his own work so meticulously he didn't need editing.

But he was a standalone example
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June 2nd, 2019 at 1:58:12 PM permalink
Quote: darkoz

I read there was pretty much only one author in the last century that publishers dared never correct or had an editor oversee his work.

That was J.R.R. Tolkien.

He was a linguistics professor of such repute and who pored over his own work so meticulously he didn't need editing.

But he was a standalone example



I would say two. Rex Stout, with a documented IQ above 180 and famously vain about it, refused to be edited, and used a prolific vocabulary. He still managed to publish about 80 novels and stories.
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June 2nd, 2019 at 2:07:41 PM permalink
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I would say two. Rex Stout, with a documented IQ above 180 and famously vain about it, refused to be edited, and used a prolific vocabulary. He still managed to publish about 80 novels and stories.



Well, I recall reading the Tolkien thing in some material specifically about the Lord of the Rings so it was a bit Tolkein centric.

So it doesnt surprise me there was another author out there
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June 2nd, 2019 at 6:57:05 PM permalink
Quote: darkoz

Well, I recall reading the Tolkien thing in some material specifically about the Lord of the Rings so it was a bit Tolkein centric.

So it doesnt surprise me there was another author out there




Wait, there are other books out there?
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June 4th, 2019 at 11:50:47 PM permalink
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