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I: The Book of Lost Tales part 1, II: THE MUSIC OF THE AINUR (post 2/2)

This passage is basically the first part of the creation myth that Tolkien designed for the world he wrote about. It tells about how Ilúvatar sang the Ainur into being and how the world and elements became real. 746 more words

The Book Of Lost Tales

I: The Book of Lost Tales part 1, I: THE COTTAGE OF LOST PLAY

“The Cottage of Lost Play” is the first chapter in The Book of Lost Tales part 1. It forms a framework narrative in which the other tales of the two books are told. 551 more words

The Book Of Lost Tales

The Book of Lost Tales (pt 1 & 2)

The Book of Lost Tales is the first two books of the 12 volume collection of The History of Middle Earth. This is a compilation of material written by J.R.R. 327 more words

The Book Of Lost Tales

Christopher Tolkien speaks about "The Silmarillion"


Christopher Reuel Tolkien (born 21 November 1924) is the third and youngest son of the author JRR Tolkien (1892–1973), and is best known as the editor of much of his father’s posthumously published work.

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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

J. R. R. Tolkien