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J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into over 30 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.
While I have been a Tolkien fan for nearly 50 years, and studied Beowulf at Uni, I had previously failed to spot this collection of Tolkien's lectures and essays. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mrs L P Antill
Lectures and essays Tolkien gave and wrote over the course of decades.Published 9 months ago by Matthias Van Dijk
It's interesting to read such a sturdy defence of myth and monsters as literature, such a long time before Tolkien, before writing LOTR, made it a widely accepted cultural fact. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Peter
So important. The meaning of fiction and fantasy in a world of self-obsessed "true-story"-tellers can not be overestimated. Read this.Published on 21 April 2013 by Amanda Setterwall Klingert