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For questions about the English author J.R.R. (John Ronald Reuel) Tolkien or about any of his literary works, most famously The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion, and the other works making up the Middle-Earth legendarium.

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According to Tolkien scholar Tom Shippey, Tolkien believed that people had an innate ability to "hear" subtle differences in names and dialects, even if they didn't full understand why things sounded …
asked Mar 19 '17 by Bob Tway
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It is well established that Tolkien used his fiction as a means of filling gaps and solving riddles in the extant studies of mythology and linguistics. Most of the time, he chose to do this by suppl …
asked Apr 20 '17 by Bob Tway
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There is a famous quote from J.R.R. Tolkien in which he states his hatred of allegorical writing. "I cordially dislike allegory in all its manifestations, and always have done so since I grew ol …
asked Jan 26 '17 by Bob Tway