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The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien If You Wanted To Go On From The End Of The Hobbit I Think The Ring Would Be Your Inevitable Choice As The Link If Then You Wanted A Large Tale, The Ring Would At Once Acquire A Capital Letter And The Dark Lord Would Immediately Appear As He Did, Unasked, On The Hearth At Bag End As Soon As I Came To That Point So The Essential Quest Started At Once But I Met A Lot Of Things Along The Way That Astonished Me Tom Bombadil I Knew Already But I Had Never Been To Bree Strider Sitting In The Corner Of The Inn Was A Shock, And I Had No Idea Who He Was Than Frodo Did The Mines Of Moria Had Been A Mere Name And Of Lothlorien No Word Had Reached My Mortal Ears Till I Came There J.R.R Tolkien To W.H Auden, June 7, 1955J.R.R Tolkien, Cherished Author Of The Hobbit, The Lord Of The Rings, And The Silmarillion, Was One Of The Twentieth Century S Most Prolific Letter Writers Over The Years He Wrote A Mass Of Letters To His Publishers, His Family, To Friends, And To Fans Of His Books Which Record The History And Composition Of His Works And His Reaction To Subsequent Events.By Turns Thoughtful, Impish, Scholarly, Impassioned, Playful, Vigorous, And Gentle, Tolkien Poured His Heart And Mind Into A Great Stream Of Correspondence To Intimate Friends And Unknown Admirers All Over The World From This Collection One Sees A Mind Of Immense Complexity And Many Layers Artistic, Religious, Charmingly Eccentric, Sentimental, And Ultimately Brilliant.Now Newly Expanded With A Detailed Index, This Collection Provides An Invaluable Record That Sheds Much Light On Tolkien S Creative Genius, His Thoughts And Feelings About His Own Work, And The Evolution Of His Grand Design For The Creation Of A Whole New World Middle Earth.

[Epub] ↠ The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien  Author J.R.R. Tolkien – Thegreatwallonline.us
  • Paperback
  • 502 pages
  • The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
  • J.R.R. Tolkien
  • English
  • 22 March 2018
  • 0618056998

10 thoughts on “The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien


  1. says:

    I discovered The Letters of J.R.R Tolkien back in 96 when I moved to an LA suburb and was searching through the library for something interesting to read while I took advantage of their free A C during the blistering summer heat This was definitely something interesting, but only because I was a Tolkien fanboy Who else would find joy in pouring over mostly mundane letters to friends, family and publishers Me, I pored over over them, so happy to read even the most minuscule detail of the man I discovered The Letters of J.R.R Tolkien back in 96 when I moved to an LA suburb and was searching through the library for something interesting to read while I took advantage of their free A C during the blistering summer heat This was definitely something interesting, but only because I was a Tolkien fanboy Who else would find joy in po...


  2. says:

    Dear Unwin,the Hobbit will be ready tomorrow, honest.Yours faithfully,Tolkien.Dear Unwin,I ve been swamped by illness, work, exams,work,exams, lectures,work andexams I can t possibly get it ready this decade.Yours faithfully,Tolkien.Dear Unwin,did you like it Yours faithfully,Tolkien.Dear Unwin,glad you liked it The illustrations will be ready tomorrow.Yours faithfully,Tolkien.this decade, etc.Dear Unwin,I may have no taste but the American cover art is appalling and Dear Unwin,the Hobbit will be ready tomorrow, honest.Yours faithfully,Tolkien.Dear Unwin,I ve been swamped by illness, work, exams,work,exams, lectures,work andexams I can t possibly get it ready this decade.Yours faithfully,Tolkien.Dear Unwin,did you like it Yours faithfully,Tolkien.Dear Unwin,glad you liked it The illustrations will be ready tomorrow.Yours faithfully,Tolkien.this decade, etc.Dear Unwin,I may have no taste but the American cover art is appalling and did they even read the book Yours faithfully,Tolkien Repeat...


  3. says:

    Tolkien, as popular as he is, is too often misunderstood His works and world are wrongly interpreted and crazy assumptions are made about the man himself Worst is when people use The Lord of the Rings to make a point that Tolkien himself would have disagreed with For instance, after Obama was elected one political commentator happily declared, The shadows are lifting from Mordor being apparently completely unaware that Tolkien was politically against big government and that Obama s moral Tolkien, as popular as he is, is too often misunderstood His works and world are wrongly interpreted and crazy assumptions are made about the man himself Worst is when people use The Lord of the Rings to make a point that Tolkien himself would have disagreed with For instance, after Obama was elected one political commentator happily declared, The shadows are lifting from Mordor being apparently completely unaware that Tolkien was politically against big government and that Obama s moral worldview is about as far from Tolkien s as it is possible to get, so that if anything Tolkien would have considered the night over Mordor to be blacker than ever If everyone who wanted to say something about Tolkien read his letters first, they woul...


  4. says:

    What better way to enter the mind of a mentor you ll never get to meet than to read his letters There are so many facets I gleaned about the man by reading these letters his humor, sadness, fear humility.


  5. says:

    An excerpt from a letter to Walter Hooper, 20 February 1968 I remember Jack C.S Lewis telling me a story of Brightman, the distinguished ecclesiastical scholar, who used to sit quietly in Common Room saying nothing except on rare occasions Jack said that there was a discussion on dragons one night and at the end Brightman s voice was heard to say, I have seen a dragon Silence Where was that he was asked On the Mount of Olives, he said He relapsed into silence and never before hi An excerpt from a letter to Walter Hooper, 20 February 1968 I remember Jack C.S Lewis telling me a story of Brightman, the distinguished ecclesiastical scholar, who used to sit quietly in Common Room saying nothing except on rare occasions Jack said that there was a discussion on dragons one night and at the end Brightman ...


  6. says:

    One of my favorite rereads.Not only does one catch a glimpse of Tolkien s personality, life, and times, but deep in this book are buried letter essays that provide the kernels of his ideas On Fairy Stories and the poem Mythopoeisis.


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    It is a curse having an epic temperament in an overcrowded age 1944 devoted to sappy bits A treasure trove of insightful material into the life and writings of Tolkien, but not for everyone Readers uninterested in Tolkien s writings need not waste their time.Where to start With the negatives, since they re so few Tolkien is opinionated, peevish and pedantic He hated the appellation professor Among these letters covering most of his adult life, we learn how he viewed his world, his writ It is a curse having an epic temperament in an overcrowded age 1944 devoted to sappy bits A treasure trove of insightful material into the life and writings of Tolkien, but not for everyone Readers uninterested in Tolkien s writings need not waste their time.Where to start With the negatives, since t...


  8. says:

    Review originally posted 4 January 2013 on Falling Letters.I thought I would breeze through this book and finish it in two days maximum Not because it would be an easy read, but because I had lots of time to read and I am highly interested in the subject matter Not so The book contains 430 pages of letters so dense and filled with so much that it took me much longer to read This is not at all a complaint I was absolutely delighted to have so much to sink my teeth into.I don t read books a R...


  9. says:

    This book is simply a must read if you re a Tolkien fan Most of the letters in this book are really interesting and they certainly changed the way I see Tolkien The letters contain fascinating information on the absolutely huge creation process of LoTR and the whole mythology, which was probably the most interesting part of this book But evenimportant, they shed light on the mind and thoughts of this great man.After reading this, I feel like I know Tolkien a lot better than I did from j This book is simply a must read if you re a Tolkien fan Most of the letters in this book are really interesting and they certainly changed the way I see Tolkien The letters contain fascinating information on the absolutely huge creation process of LoTR and the whole mythology, which was probably the most interesting part of this book But evenimportant, they shed light on the mind and thoughts of this great man.After reading this, I feel like I know Tolkien a lot better than I did from just reading his books although I probably still don t know him at all I got an image of a tired, overworked but hard working man completely dedicated to his work both professional and leisure Sometimes it was hard to get what he was trying to say since he had so many thoughts and so little time to write everything down But that was one of his well known characteristics What I did get out of his letters was the love for his family, languages and religion, not to mention the amount of t...


  10. says:

    Reading Tolkien s letters has to be fascinating for anyone interested in the man and or his works He reflects on what he wrote, gives advice to his sons, reports on the progress of his work, and sends irritated letters to Germans who have asked if he s of Jewish descent It s a pretty exhaustive ...

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