|Plot Summary of The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien|
|"It breaks my heart to say it, but Tolkien was an even better and more interesting a letter writer than CS Lewis (they were long time friends). The editors (H. Carpenter and Christopher Tolkien) know what we want in a book like this, and start us off with a letter or two to his wife in 1914. We rapidly progress to the 1937-73 period with lots of discussion of his fiction. Marvellous insights into the Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, Silmarillion, Farmer Giles, etc. Get it from the horse's mouth - I once reviewed a book on Tolkien by throwing it in the fire - at least the twaddle kept me warm for five minutes."
Michael JR Jose, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien|
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- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other people
- physically sick
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- 2 ()
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
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Writer's slant towards subject:
- very favorable
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- story of set of events during life
- Some in color 1-5
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- little dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 51%-75% of book
How much is philosophy rather than life story?
- 0-25% of book
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