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J.R.R. Tolkien's Advice for Finding the Right Girl

“In this fallen world the ‘friendship’ that should be possible between all human beings, is virtually impossible between man and woman… Later in life when sex cools down, it may be possible. 523 more words


Het draait niet om Beowulf, alleen om Tolkien

Hwæt! We Gardena         in geardagum,
þeodcyninga,         þrym gefrunon,
hu ða æþelingas         ellen fremedon.

Met deze regels begint het titelloze gedicht dat nu bekend staat als ‘de Beowulf,’ over de vroegmiddeleeuwse Scandinavische held die monsters en draken verslaat.

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The Children of Húrin

Valuing the Warning

I’ve just finished reading this book by J.R.R. Tolkien, edited by his son Christopher and with stunning illustrations by Alan Lee. A friend warned me ‘not to be in a dark place’ when I read it, and I can see why! 333 more words

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Teaser Tuesday: Beowulf

Teaser Tuesday post for 3 March 2015
from Beowulf:  A Translation and Commentary edited by Christopher Tolkien

To him then, strong and bold, the proud prince of the Windloving folk replied, words he spake in answer, stern beneath his helm: "We are companions of Hygelac's table, Beowulf is my name. 123 more words
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Sustained by a Longing for Beauty

“The wizard leapt upon the horse’s back. Aragorn lifted Pippin and set him in Gandalf’s arms, wrapped in cloak and blanket.

‘Farewell! Follow fast!’ cried Gandalf. 580 more words


Happy Birthday J R R Tolkien!

Born on 3rd January, 1892, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien is the father of Middle Earth (in case you didn’t know already!).

Today would have been Professor Tolkien’s 123rd birthday, and I am sure it would have been a party of special magnificence! 89 more words


Tolkien and I.

I think it was some time in 1999 that I first happened upon Tolkien. I had gone to visit my cousin and had found a copy of  840 more words

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