R – Tolkien – The Lord of the Rings

David Bratman – Inside Edmund Wilson

Por |julio 1st, 2018|

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Of all the negative reviews

that “The Lord of the Rings” ever received,

the most infamous is “Oo, Those Awful Orcs,”

by the renowned American critic Edmund Wilson. […]

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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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Lluís Salvador i Grañó – Libros de Tolkien

Por |diciembre 16th, 2017|

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De “Troll” Núm. 9 – Enero-Febrero 1988

El Señor de los Anillos. Apéndices.
Ediciones Minotauro. Barcelona 1987. […]

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John David Cofield – There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged.

Por |agosto 16th, 2017|

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“There are two novels

that can change

a bookish fourteen-year old’s life:

The Lord of the Rings

and Atlas Shrugged. […]

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Elise Ringo – Middle-earth: A World on the Edge

Por |abril 10th, 2017|

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Recently, a friend of mine tried to convince me

that The Lord of the Rings is a story of good versus evil,

a simplistic fable of light triumphing over dark,

and that Tolkien liked to write in black and white morality. […]

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Juan Manuel Grijalvo – Room in Bree – JRRT

Por |noviembre 28th, 2015|

Published in ‘Beyond Bree’, January 2009

For reasons that we shall discuss later, this work starts with a quote from Tolkien:

“We all know the differences in kind, but we are not always sure how to place anything that we hear. A child may well believe a report that there are ogres in the next county; many grown-up persons find it easy to believe of another country; and as for another planet, very few adults seem able to imagine it as peopled, if at all, by anything but monsters of iniquity.” (On Fairy-Stories, page 42). […]

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