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'feigned history'



Felagund
Lorien


Sep 23 2021, 12:12pm


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'feigned history'

An article (linked below) on the dim view the Nobel Prize Committee took in 1961 on the calibre of The Lord of the Rings caught my attention for all sorts of reasons, including the excerpt from a WH. Auden review of The Return of the King. Published in January 1956, in the New York Times, Auden refers to, in admiration, the "feigned history" of Tolkien's project. Eternally topical in our Reading Room :)

https://www.openculture.com/2021/09/when-the-nobel-prize-committee-rejected-the-lord-of-the-rings.html

There's an onward link in the article to the original Auden piece, if interested.

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SirDennisC
Half-elven


Sep 23 2021, 1:52pm


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Clickable link

https://www.openculture.com/...rd-of-the-rings.html

Cheers!


Felagund
Lorien


Sep 23 2021, 3:27pm


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thank you! //

 

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