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The Tolkien Reader book
The Tolkien Reader book

The Tolkien Reader by J. R. R. Tolkien

The Tolkien Reader



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The Tolkien Reader J. R. R. Tolkien ebook
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Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780345345066
Page: 272


Tolkien, Arthur I'm just going to come right out and admit it: the first thing I skip when reading anything written by J.R.R. "The Tolkien Reader" will be our book for February 9th at our monthly meeting, 7:30 p.m. In 1965, Dick Plotz of the Tolkien Society of America wrote to Tolkien, describing the organization to the author. Putting the ridiculousness of “Tolkien can't actually write” and “a stillborn postscript” aside, there is some truth to the difficulty of reading The Silmarillion. Some years back the Tolkien Society was asked if there was a day in which Tolkien fans could gather, read, and celebrate Tolkien. The name Corey Olsen may already be familiar to some readers—or at least those readers who venerate the literary accomplishments of one J.R.R. Cover illustration by Pauline Baynes. Choose swiftly!” Picking the right words is as important for the critical Tolkien reader as it was for Tolkien himself. At the Harrisonburg Barnes and Noble. Not to dismiss your view Aidan, but as an adult watching the films, after reading the books as a YA, I found them lacking the depth of the books. Since the Medieval conference I went to a couple weeks ago I have been VERY slowly working through J.R.R. But this same doctrine has created some confusion among Tolkien's readers and interpreters. New York: Ballantine Books, 1966. The Hobbit is definitely worth reading, but if you find its 305 pages a little daunting then Peter Jackson's new release will do just as well. Happy Tolkien Reading Day as well as happy Feast of the Annunciation. I have to agree, I'm afraid, with Chad and Tolkien. That this is epic fantasy's purpose: to create new mythologies into which we the reader can escape… and that those mythologies must be ones which actually exalt our own cultural background. I am rather behind on posting book reviews (I finished reading this back in April, if that's any indication), so I'm playing catch-up this week.

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