May 11, 2019

J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien

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.



Sources:
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