“Look again. There’s a lot more to see.”
Tag: The Lord of the Rings
Christopher John Reuel Tolkien died on 15 January 2020, at the age of 95, in Draguignan, Var, France.
“What’s wrong with the old customs?”
This day in 1892, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa, to Mable Suffield and Arthur Reuel Tolkien. His father’s name would be the name J.R.R. would become famous under some 60 years later, but his heart was in the ancestral home of the Suffield’s in England’s West Midlands. Mabel and Belladonna
Art with a capital A.
‘Go back to the Shadow! You cannot pass.’
Ars longa, vita brevis? Not for the Elves.
In the original Old Norse, the Dvergatal contains rather more than sixty names, mostly strung together as a simple rhythmic list.
“Tolkien was almost excessively ‘tough-minded’: (…) all drove him to work out from single words, or cruxes, or kernels, or nuggets.”
“By 1918 all but one of my close friends were dead.”