SUMMARY Ó JRR Tolkien A Biography

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JRR Tolkien A BiographyThe authorized biography of the creator of Middle earth In the decades since his death in September 1973 millions have read THE HOBBIT THE LORD OF THE RINGS and THE SILMARILLION and become fascinated about the very private man behind the books Born in South Africa in January 1892 John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was orphaned in childhood and brought up in near poverty He served in the first World War surviving the Battle of. And if after this we may not have any better idea why he wrote his books then at least we should know a little about the man who did write themCertainly Tolkien himself would have agreed with this It was one of his strongest held opinions that the investigation of an author’s life reveals very little of the workings of his mindA few years ago I read The Inklings CS Lewis JRR Tolkien Charles Williams and Their Friends by Humphrey Carpenter and I really enjoyed it It was an informative but easy and very entertaining read as far as biographies go JRR Tolkien A Biography was written in very much the same vein it was entertaining without being didactic Also Carpenter never acted like he was unveiling some huge mystery about a most beloved author he simply delivers all details about his life without trying to make Tolkien out of proportions or belittle him He shows us both the man the scholar and the author in a pleasing balanceMuch recommended

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The Somme where he lost many of the closest friends he'd ever had After the war he returned to the academic life achieving high repute as a scholar and university teacher eventually becoming Merton Professor of English at Oxford where he was a close friend of CS Lewis and the other writers known as The InklingsThen suddenly his life changed dramatically One day while grading essay papers he found himself writing 'In a. Since I was a boy JRR Tolkien was my favorite author So it was natural that sooner or later I will have to read about the man himself I knew many of the details in this biography but here was the first time I actually read a complete chronicle of his life Fascinating work And than that a fascinating man

SUMMARY JRR Tolkien A Biography

SUMMARY Ó JRR Tolkien A Biography Û The authorized biography of the creator of Middle earth In the decades since his death in September 1973 millions have read THE HOBBIT THE LORD OF THE RINGS and THE SILMARILLION and become fascinated about the very private man behind the books Born in South Africa in January 1892 John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was orHole in the ground there lived a hobbit' and worldwide renown awaited him Humphrey Carpenter was given unrestricted access to all Tolkien's papers and interviewed his friends and family From these sources he follows the long and painful process of creation that produced THE LORD OF THE RINGS and THE SILMARILLION and offers a wealth of information about the life and work of the twentieth century's most cherished autho. Very well researched and I think Carpenter writes with a lovely tone Perhaps the chapters could have been better organized or labelled but the content is still great There are certain sections that are solely about Tolkien's writings not just Tolkien but I'd imagine that anyone looking into the life of the man would want to hear info on his works as wellI'm lucky this is the first biography on Tolkien I picked up as it seems to have been the first one written back in the 1970s shortly after his death It was wonderful to hear from an author that was much closer to Tolkien's time than we are now