One of my favorite authors would serve during the war, taking part in the Battle of the Somme. In this episode, an Episode 200 special, I take some time to talk about his experiences during the war and how it influenced his works.
Tolkien and the Great War: The Threshold of Middle-earth by John Garth
Frodo's Batman by Mark T. Hooker
“Tricksy Lights”: Literary and Folkloric Elements in Tolkien’s Passage of the Dead Marshes by Margaret Sinex
J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century by Tom Shippey
J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography by Humphrey Carpenter
The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien Edited By Humphrey Carpenter