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Retrospective…

One year– last year– in one place, compressed into 40 (lovely) seconds by Erik Solheim:

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As we retreat into rhythms, we might wish an elfish Happy Birthday to John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, who was born on this date in 1892.  A philologist and professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, Tolkein is better known for the series of books of which he said “my work has escaped from my control, and I have produced a monster: an immensely long, complex, rather bitter, and rather terrifying romance, quite unfit for children (if fit for anybody).”

(Tolkein’s friend and fellow Inkling, C.S. Lewis, when told by Tolkien of a new character with which he was populating The Lord of the Rings, replied “Not another f—ing dwarf!”)

J.R.R. Tolkien

Written by LW

January 3, 2009 at 1:01 am

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