Tag Archives: J.R.R. Tolkien

What does Philip Pullman’s Daemon Voices have to say about the Inklings? Guest Post by Wesley Schantz

For a long time, Philip Pullman’s been my favorite living writer. And for practically as long as I’ve loved his stories, particularly The Golden Compass, I’ve been aware of his harsh criticisms of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. (That’s actually … Continue reading

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TOLKIEN Official Trailer: Tentative Hope

I’m actually starting to get excited about this. Coming from a place of deep skepticism, I am a bit of a late adopter to the idea of this film. Or most any biopic, actually, if I know the main characters. … Continue reading

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Literary Diversity and the Bottomless C.S. Lewis: A Unique Journey in Books

In George Sayer‘s compelling biography of C.S. Lewis, Sayer recalls the first time he met his future tutor and friend. Before and after his first meeting, Sayer found himself chatting with an unknown professor, later to be revealed as J.R.R. … Continue reading

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TOLKIEN, the Teaser Trailer: A New Biopic by Fox Searchlight (Friday Feature)

There has been buzz about this for a few months now, and really years of wondering and wandering on Hollywood-quality biopic of Tolkien. Fox Searchlight has picked up the idea and has finally announced a release date of May 10th. … Continue reading

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360° Aerial View of Oxford (Friday Feature)

Oxford is a grand town. You can wander those cobblestone-streets forever, gazing up at the dreaming spires of one of the world’s great centres of learning. I have tried to give readers a flavour of the town as I read … Continue reading

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The Tolkien Letters that Changed C.S. Lewis’ Life (On Tolkien’s Birthday)

Today is J.R.R. Tolkien’s birthday. Born on January 3, 1892, he would be 127 today if he had been a longliver or immortal. To celebrate the occasion I decided to reblog my most popular Tolkien post. Tolkien’s work has made many … Continue reading

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The Story of Kullervo by J.R.R. Tolkien, edited by Verlyn Flieger (Goodreads Review)

The Story of Kullervo by J.R.R. Tolkien My rating: 5 of 5 stars I am thrilled to have J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Story of Kullervo in print, which includes Tolkien’s own reworking of a Kalevala tale, a couple of lectures on … Continue reading

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