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Nan Scott Remembers Her Meeting with J.R.R. Tolkien, 1966

A visit with Tolkien 1966 From THE LIVING CHURCH (February 5, 1978), 11-12.

The Ace Tolkiens, 1965

Interesting take on Ace Paperbacks and Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings.  1965.  Not sure what I think of the take on Treebeard.  And, notice the final comment (post-article) about anti-Catholicism. ace tolkiens 1965

Tolkien’s Will, 1974

Interesting but short look at Tolkien’s estate, several months after his death. Tolkiens Will 1974

J.R.R. Tolkien Wins Fantasy Award, 1957

jrrt wins fantasy award 1957

Russell Kirk: American Conservative Excerpt

“Kirk presented a Christian sanctification of the pagan myth of Perseus and his nemesis the Gorgon, Medusa. indeed, this myth holds the entire book together. “a man if he venerates the ashes of his fathers and the temples… Read More

Clyde Kilby on J.R.R. Tolkien

“From my point of view his most important letter to me was that of December 18, 1965 in which he invited me, at my own suggestion, to come to Oxford in the summer of 1966.  In this letter… Read More

Lord David Cecil on the Inklings, 1979

SOURCE: David Cecil, “Oxford’s Magic Circle,” Books and Bookman  (January 1979), 10-12. There are two reasons for reading this book [Carpenter’s INKLINGS].  It has an interesting subject and is the work of a gifted author.  Let us take… Read More

Dawson, “The Dark Mirror” (1930)

N.B.  This is one of Christopher Dawson’s most important pieces regarding the soul and imagination.  It is about what Winston Elliott would call “imaginative conservatism.”  Enjoy. Source: Christopher Dawson, “The Dark Mirror,” DUBLIN REVIEW (October 1930): 177-200. cd… Read More