Tagged: J.R.R. Tolkien

Pope Francis (c) Vatican.va 14

Now even the Pope is a Tolkien fan?

s you may have noticed from some of my posts I am a bit of a Tolkien fan. I’ve taken an interest in his life and works and modern fantasy literature in general...

A bridge in Oxfordshire. (c) Marcel Aubron-Bülles 7

75 reasons: Paul Vigor

Walking Through Wilderland: An English archaeological landscape investigation hy read JRR Tolkien’s book The Hobbit, before watching Peter Jackson’s film? Well, speaking as an English historian and post-medieval archaeological landscape investigator, I consider...

A window into a fantastical world 0

The Tolkienist’s Library: Update

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...

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A commentary on “Concerning Christopher”

n 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...

Tolkien Reading Day 0

75 reasons: Thomas Honegger

ell, 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 Randolph, Oxford (c) Marcel Aubron-Bülles 1

75 reasons: Dimitra Fimi

hy should one read The Hobbit before watching the film? Because, judging by the trailers and interviews, the Hobbit film adaptation will be presented as a coherent ‘prequel’ to The Lord of the...