J. R. R. Tolkien
Tolkien’s Daughter on Her Dad’s Meticulous Story-Telling

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Priscilla Tolkien, daughter to author of “Lord of the Rings” book series J. R. R. Tolkien interview, discusses her father’s conscientious and exact approach to the details in his books. She recalls how he would fastidiously revise elements in his books until they accurately portrayed the situations he construed for … Continue reading

J. R. R. Tolkien
J. R. R. Tolkien’s Son on His Dad’s Use of Rings As Metaphor


J. R. R. Tolkien’s son, Christopher Tolkien analyzes his father’s work, particularly the metaphoric use of magic in his books: “Magic is very close to the machine. Magic is coercion…” And due to man’s use of machines, or “magic,” in order to attain power, Christopher Tolkien says it was important … Continue reading

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[Text] J. R. R. Tolkien’s Perfect Letter to Nazi Publisher

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“If I am to understand that you are enquiring whether I am of Jewish origin, I can only reply that I regret that I appear to have no ancestors of that gifted people.” “If impertinent and irrelevant inquiries of this sort are to become the rule in matters of literature, … Continue reading