R – Oxford English Dictionary – OED

B – John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

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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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