Author: Marcel Aubron-Bülles

Exam Schools, Oxford 0

75 reasons: Colin Duriez

75 shades of Hobbit hitherto unknown species was introduced into the world in 1937, in J.R.R. Tolkien’s opening sentence of 10 words, “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.” A movie’s...

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75 reasons: Tom Shippey

BILBO’S HEROIC PROGRESS hen I used to teach a course on Tolkien, one of the essay questions which my students answered consistently well was the one which asked them how, in The Hobbit, Bilbo...

The Old Sheldonian (c) Marcel R. Aubron-Bülles 2

75 reasons: Chris Seeman

nlike the soon-to-be-released Peter Jackson films, Tolkien’s Hobbit is NOT a “prequel” to The Lord of the Rings. By this I mean that Tolkien did not write it to be an introduction to something...

Libraries are all you need (c) Marcel R. Aubron-Bülles 0

The Tolkienist’s Library

fter much deliberation I have started using LibraryThing to finally list up my own collection on primary and secondary materials on J.R.R. Tolkien, both his life and works. I will keep adding material to...

About the Inklings in the Eagle & Child (c) Marcel Aubron-Bülles 0

75 reasons: David Bratman

early a dozen years ago, a few months before Peter Jackson’s Fellowship of the Ring hit the big screen, a wise comment about it was made … in a web comic. Scott Kurtz’s PvP...

Tolkien Reading Day 0

75 reasons: Verlyn Flieger

would like people to read The Hobbit before viewing the forthcoming film presentations by Peter Jackson for several reasons.  If they have already read The Hobbit I would like them read it again to...

Open book 2

75 reasons: Brian Sibley

reasons? Well… a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins; a wizard named Gandalf; pipes; a door; a sign; twelve dwarves named Dwalin, Balin, Kili, Fili, Dori, Nori, Ori, Oin, Gloin, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur and Thorin; an unexpected...