B – John Ronald Reuel Tolkien – JRRT – TKN

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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Tattoos by Matthew – Tolkien’s Art

Por |abril 17th, 2017|

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I love Tolkien’s paintings.

They’re naive and primitive

but to me they have an mythical

that captures the feel of his novels…

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Hannah Reynolds – The Tolkien Society Christmas Card for 2016

Por |diciembre 25th, 2016|

Hannah Reynolds says:

‘It was a great privilege to be asked by the Tolkien Society to design an image for this year’s Christmas card. This year marks the 100th anniversary of The Battle of The Somme and of Tolkien’ s stay in Great Haywood, whilst he was recovering from the horrors of war. I felt honoured […]

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R – Blackwelder – A Tolkien Thesaurus

Por |agosto 23rd, 2016|

A Tolkien Thesaurus

Garland Publishing

New York, 1990

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Tolkienshop – Tolkienwinkel

Por |junio 16th, 2016|

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Czf – Juan Manuel Grijalvo – Esbozo de programa de la asignatura de Zoología Fantástica de la Facultad de Ciencias Inútiles

Por |junio 9th, 2016|

Comencemos por una definición de la materia. La Zoología Fantástica es el estudio de los animales imaginarios. ¿Es preciso demostrar su inutilidad? Si alguien lo pide, estoy dispuesto a hacerlo. Bueno, para eso ya estará la cátedra de Anonetología…

Tiene “fronteras comunes” con algunas ciencias útiles. Es fácil deslindarla de la paleontología, que es indudablemente “seria”, aunque una fracción no despreciable de sus trabajos sea casi zoología fantástica. Es lo menos que se puede decir de una ciencia que “reconstruye” animales completos a partir de fósiles casi siempre fragmentarios. Pero se basa en objetos materiales. Un cuerno de unicornio no le sirve para maldita la cosa a un zoólogo fantástico: si “existe”, ya no es imaginario. […]

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