El 28 de febrero de 2022
falleció la última hija viva
de J.R.R. Tolkien:
Priscilla Mary Anne Reuel Tolkien,
cuarta hija del matrimonio Tolkien
y única mujer.
I have been going
through a number
of small pamphlets and booklets
in my Tolkien collection recently,
and have been posting about them
Christopher J. R. Tolkien was born
in Leeds, United Kingdom, on 21 November 1924.
After a childhood in Oxford,
he joined the RAF during the Second World War
and was stationed to South Africa.
After the war, he finished his studies
and became a lecturer in Old and Middle English
as well as Old Icelandic at the University of Oxford.
After his father’s death in 1973,
he became the literary executor of the Tolkien Estate
and went on to edit and publish
his father’s unpublished material
starting with The Silmarillion in 1977
and ending with The Fall of Gondolin in 2018.
Died in Draguignan, Var, France, on 16 January 2020.
Articles – Artículos
Artículos en este site
Biblioteca Nacional de España […]
Every so often,
we become curious
about how many books
we have in our library.
Not too many, no! But if asked,
how many should we say (besides ‘a lot’)?
Wayne once made an estimate,
based on the total linear feet of our shelves
multiplied by the average number
of volumes per shelf,
and came up with a figure close to…
«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?
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.
Daniel Helen – New Society publication: Tolkien the Pagan? Reading Middle-earth through a Spiritual Lens
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.
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. […]
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.