Book Proposal To: XXXX Date: 2016 Proposed Title: Batman: America’s Darkest Knight By Bradley J. Birzer, Hillsdale College Projected Book Batman: America’s Darkest Knight will be an intelligent and lively but not academic book on the history… Read More
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Source: Lester del Ray, “A Report on J.R.R. Tolkien,” Worlds of Fantasy 1 (1968): 84-85. Nothing could seem less revolutionary than being a Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, with a chief interest in such works as Beowulf and… Read More
Source: Harvey Breit, “Oxford Calling,” New York Times Book Review (June 5, 1955), pg. 8. “How does it happen that a writer of children’s books (who began that way, if we may believe his critics) can end by… Read More
Excerpts from Mitgang, Herbert. “Behind the Best Sellers: J.R.R. Tolkien.” New York Times (October 2 1977), 48. “After Professor Tolkien’s death at 81, international readers hoped that Middle-earth would somehow continue to live. The author’s son, Christopher, a World… Read More
Excerpts from Foster, William. “An Early History of the Hobbits.” Edinburgh Scotsman (February 5, 1972). “It [Allen and Unwin] is almost monopolised by Tolkien, running a Tolkien light industry from its faded, dusty premises in Museum Street, sending an… Read More
Excerpts from: Plimmer, Charlotte, and Denis Plimmer. “The Man Who Understands Hobbits.” London Daily Telegraph Magazine (March 22 1968), 31-32, 35. “‘Spiders,’ observed Professor J.R.R. Tolkien, cradling the word with the same affection that he cradled the pipe in… Read More