Questions tagged [tolkiens-legendarium]

Questions about the body of work that presents the background to J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy novel 'The Lord of the Rings'. Use this tag with [j-r-r-tolkien], [christopher-tolkien] or both, depending on the focus of the question.

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What Tolkien essentially means by “Fall, Mortality and The Machine”?

I recently started reading The Silmarillion, and came across the below passage in a letter Tolkien sent to Milton Waldman. "Anyway all this stuff is mainly concerned with Fall, Mortality, and the ...
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What is the internal order of Christopher Tolkien's last three books in the Middle-earth legendarium?

Christopher John Reuel Tolkien, J. R. R. Tolkien's third son, died very recently. He is best know for editing and publishing materials he inherited from his father, including these three books: The ...