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[page 1] GOLLUM'S COLUMN We were sitting around a stewpot in Memison discussing that famous critic Mazerbûl Micklooneybin, and deploring the loss of cultural myths in present day society. Even as recently as the eighteenth century English poets could refer to mythical people and events (such as Cupid and Psyche) and call forth a wealth of meaning. Until recently Americans had no myths with which to identify and there was nothing to form a common ground between poet and reader. But now we had THE LORD OF THE RINGS.