“He did not see himself as an inventor of story but as a discoverer of legend.”
Tag: Humphrey Carpenter
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892 – 1973) and Christopher John Reuel Tolkien (1924 – 2020)
J.R.R. Tolkien would have turned 128 this past Saturday. A toast!
Blessed are the legend-makers with their rhyme / of things not found within recorded time.
Ars longa, vita brevis? Not for the Elves.
Later in life, he threatened to speak nothing but Old Mercian anymore!
Journeying dangerously on foot through the Alps in 1911 might well have generated the the creation of Misty Mountains and other prominent mountain ranges of Middle Earth.
The inner life, the life of the mind…