Author: TheTolkienist

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The Tolkienist’s Library: Update

I have added some titles to my library list at LibraryThing. When I started this I did not quite realise I might end up adding hundreds of titles but there you are 🙂 So...

The vision of books and films

A commentary on “Concerning Christopher”

On January 7th, 2013, TheOneRing.Net author JPB published an essay titled Concerning Christopher – An Essay on Tolkien’s Son’s Decision to Not Allow Further Cinematic Licensing of His Work. I was amazed at the assumptions,...

J.R.R. Tolkien. Lord of the Rings, Hobbit, Silmarillion, Folio Editions

Join the Tolkien Birthday Toast for 2013

J.R.R. Tolkien was born January, 3rd, 1892 in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Tolkien fans from all over the world gather today to raise a glass to the man who brought us all together – “The...

Tolkien Reading Day

75 reasons: Thomas Honegger

Well, I would actually recommend to listen to a good recording, such as the unabridged reading by Rob Inglis who takes you through Tolkien’s tale within eleven hours (– the same goes for The...

Bench at Wolvercote Cemetery (c) Marcel Aubron-Bülles

75 reasons: Michael Drout

  The Heroic World and the Bourgeois World Each Have Something to Offer An important structural dynamic in The Hobbit is the interaction of the bourgeois world with the heroic.[1] Bilbo, with his pocket...