B – John Ronald Reuel Tolkien – JRRT – TKN

R – Renée Vink – Wagner and Tolkien: Mythmakers

Por |junio 7th, 2019|

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«Both Rings were round

and there the resemblance ceases»,

wrote J.R.R. Tolkien

about the rings in his epic

The Lord of the Rings 

and Richard Wagner’s opera cycle

The Ring of the Nibelung.

Or did he?

The answer

is not as straightforward

as many Tolkien fans believe,

whether they agree with the statement

or consider it misguided.

Nor is the statement itself

as transparently defensive

as some Wagner buffs suggest.

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Daniel Helen – New Society publication: Tolkien the Pagan? Reading Middle-earth through a Spiritual Lens

Por |marzo 18th, 2019|

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The Tolkien Society and Luna Press Publishing are pleased to announce that «Tolkien the Pagan? Reading Middle-earth through a Spiritual Lens: Proceedings of The Tolkien Society Seminar 2018,» the nineteenth book in the Peter Roe series, is now available to preorder.

Edited by Anna Milon, and published under the auspices of the Peter Roe Memorial Fund, «Tolkien the Pagan? Reading Middle-earth through a Spiritual Lens» is a collection of five papers presented at The Tolkien Society Seminar held at the Hilton Leeds City on Sunday 1 July 2018.

The book will be released on Monday 25 March to celebrate Tolkien Reading Day, an annual event launched by the Society in 2003 to encourage reading of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.

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B – David Bratman

Por |enero 23rd, 2019|

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Site

Berni says

a web site

isn’t complete

without a picture of…

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Luke Shelton – The Tolkien Birthday Toast – A Reflection on Reflection

Por |enero 3rd, 2019|

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For a few years now,

I have followed the tradition

of the Tolkien Birthday Toast

that I was first introduced to

through the Tolkien Society. […]

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Pa – JRRT – American Tolkien Society

Por |octubre 26th, 2018|

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The American Tolkien Society is dedicated exclusively to the study and fuller appreciation of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and his son, Christopher J.R. Tolkien.  Through our programs, we strive to bring into contact the followers and connoisseurs of these works.

We publish an online journal on this website,

Minas Tirith Evening-Star,

to provide a meeting ground for the exchange of ideas and joy generated by Tolkien’s monumental works.

Our journal includes the best in articles, poetry, fiction and a selection of reviews, games and features.

The Society was organized in 1975; our journal began publication independently in 1967 and is currently marking its fiftieth anniversary.

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Wayne G. Hammond & Christina Scull – Tolkien’s Spanish Connection

Por |septiembre 3rd, 2018|

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Tolkien’s Spanish Connection

We’ve just written a review of a useful book by José Manuel Ferrández Bru, “Uncle Curro”: J.R.R. Tolkien’s Spanish Connection.

The ‘connection’ is Father Francis Xavier Morgan, the Catholic priest who acted as guardian to Ronald and Hilary Tolkien after the death of their mother in 1904. […]

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Wayne G. Hammond & Christina Scull – Tolkien Notes 16

Por |septiembre 3rd, 2018|

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Forty-five Years

We’ve been recalling

our sadness when we read,

in newspapers a day later,

of the death of J.R.R. Tolkien

forty-five years ago today.

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John C. Wright – Oo, Those Awful Orcs !

Por |diciembre 18th, 2017|

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It is with the same disquiet

that one might feel stepping into a cold morgue,

where a body killed after continuous pain

from some deadly nerve gas he inhaled on purpose

might be seen laying on a steel slab,

to reread the words of the dismissive review by Edmund Wilson

on what history has since decreed unambiguously

to be the best novel of the modern era.

The kind reader may well wonder why any time or effort should be spent

on dissecting a review over half a century old, worthy of no attention and no memory.

That we must answer only after reading the review itself.

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Eucatastrophe

Por |noviembre 30th, 2017|

Eucatastrophe

A sudden and unexpected fortuitous event.

Coined in 1944 by JRR Tolkien, who defined it as

‘the sudden happy turn in a story which pierces you with a joy that brings tears’.

The Lord of the Rings author was an expert etymologist,

and worked on the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED).

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Wayne G. Hammond & Christina Scull – Finished at Last – J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide

Por |julio 13th, 2017|

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At last, in the middle of June,

we sent to HarperCollins

the revised and expanded edition of our

J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide. […]

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