The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien - 1940-1945. The War Years and writing The Lord of the Rings. (Letters 39 - 97)

June 25, 2005 - August 6, 2005

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IV. Letters 39-57 (except 43 & 49). Letters to Michael Tolkien on War, Politics, and misc.

by Curious, June 25-July 2, 2005

[44] Tolkien's Mother [6/25/2005 @ 9:39] (9/14)

[45] The Germanic Ideal [6/27/2005 @ 1:46] (8/40)

[47] The Sequel to The Hobbit [6/28/2005 @ 7:23] (4/8)

[48] Vocabulary Test [6/29/2005 @ 4:33] (9/17)

[52] Politics and Marksmanship [6/30/2005 @ 6:30] (7/15)

[53] Americo-cosmopolitanism [7/1/2005 @ 4:10] (6/17)

Summary [7/2/2005 @ 14:35] (10/10)

 

V. Letters 43 & 49. Letters to Michael Tolkien on Marriage

by Modtheow, July 4-11, 2005

[43] Allas! Allas! that ever love was sinne! [7/4/2005 @ 13:14] (7/21)

[43] "the romantic chivalric tradition" [7/6/2005 @ 7:27] (7/39)

[43, 49] final thoughts [7/11/2005 @ 6:23] (7/12)

 

VI. Letters 58-72. Progress on LOTR; Inklings readings; WW II like using the Ring against Sauron

by Menelwyn, July 11-15, 2005

Letter 66: Conquering Sauron with the Ring [7/11/2005 @ 17:55] (5/12)

Letter 71: on the realism of orcs [7/12/2005 @ 17:35] (3/29)

Letters 58-72: progress on LOTR [7/13/2005 @ 15:50] (6/15)

[58, 61, 64] More complaints about modern life [7/14/2005 @ 16:55] (5/5)

[58, 61, 64, 69] Miscellaneous Comments [7/15/2005 @ 22:27] (3/4)

 

VII. Letters 73-80. Kalevala as source of Sil; Decline of civilization

by NZ Strider, July 18-22, 2005

[75, 163, 257] #1 [7/18/2005 @ 6:48] (7/11)

[75] #2 (inter alia, Bombadil) [7/21/2005 @ 4:44] (5/18)

[73, 75-78] #3 [7/22/2005 @ 5:04] (5/18)

 

VIII. Letters 81-89. Progress on LOTR; War; Eucatastrophe

by an seileachan, July 24-29, 2005

[81, 84-86] #1: The War [7/24/2005 @ 23:59] (3/12)

[81-83, 86-87] #2: Homeside Gossip [7/27/2005 @ 8:00] (6/25)

[89] #3: Into the Mystic [7/29/2005 @ 19:01] (8/10)

 

IX. Letters 90-97. progress on LOTR; Sam as a hero; CS Lewis, the Christian story and the moment of Gollumís repentance

by NZ Strider, August 4-6, 2005

[90-92, 94, 96] call for discussion <an seileachan> [8/4/2005 @ 7:47] (3/6)

[90, 92, 96] #1 [8/5/2005 @ 7:22] (4/19)

[93] #2 [8/6/2005 @ 5:12] (6/7)

[96] #3 [8/6/2005 @ 5:27] (4/5)

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