The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien - 1952-1956. Publishing The Lord of the Rings. (Letters 132-180; 182)

September 11, 2005 - October 21, 2005

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XV. Letters 132-152 except 144. Tolkien returns to Raynor & Unwin; comments & issues with publishing LOTR; the place of Catholicism in LOTR

by Curious, September 11-16, 2005

[133-137, 139, 141, 149-150] Part 1 -- Excuses. [9/11/2005 @ 19:53] (3/3)

[136-137, 139-140] Part 2 -- Subtitles. [9/12/2005 @ 21:03] (6/13)

[137, 139-141, 151] Part 3 -- 'Facsimiles.' [9/13/2005 @ 20:51] (8/17)

[148] Part 4 -- Catholicism. [9/14/2005 @ 19:06] (8/90)

[149, 151] Part 5 -- Reviews and Self-Assessment. [9/16/2005 @ 22:21] (5/19)

 

 

XVI. Letter 144. Answers to numerous questions on LOTR from a reader

by Choice of Lúthien, September 20-26, 2005

Introduction and Part 1-Elves and their language [9/20/2005 @ 7:51] (3/14)

part 2 (much delayed): other languages [9/26/2005 @ 6:56] (6/9)

 

 

XVII. Letter 153. Elves immortality; origin of Orcs; who is Bombadil

by Curious, September 30, 2005

[144, 153] Letter 153! [9/30/2005 @ 11:53] (8/30)

 

 

XVIII. Letters 154-156. The Valar, wizards and Gandalf.

by Isis, October 3-8, 2005

#154 [10/3/2005 @ 20:16] (9/40)

#155 - What is Magic? [10/5/2005 @ 15:15] (9/28)

#156 (1/2) [10/7/2005 @ 14:26] (6/32)

#156 (2/2) [10/8/2005 @ 10:48] (1/3)

 

 

XIX. Letters 157-165, 199, 257. Autobiographical info; How Tolkien came to write LOTR

by dernwyn, October 10-14, 2005

Introduction [10/10/2005 @ 14:17] (3/6)

[157, 163, 165, 257] #1 - The Influences [10/11/2005 @ 10:59] (5/14)

[157, 160-164] #2 - Appendix-itis [10/12/2005 @ 18:19] (7/16)

[163, 165, 199, 257] #3 - Tolkien, The Man [10/13/2005 @ 19:00] (3/4)

[158-159, 163] #4 Reaction [10/14/2005 @ 17:03] (6/6)

 

XX. Letters 166-180 & 182. Geography of Middle-earth; Where in England is The Shire; LOTR & The Sil

by Arquen, October 17-21, 2005

[Introduction] [10/17/2005 @ 2:13] (0/0)

[166, 168] Tolkien and the copyeditors [10/17/2005 @ 12:45] (3/9)

[167-169] Tolkien and Geography [10/18/2005 @ 12:42] (4/14)

[171-172] Tolkien rants on Language [10/19/2005 @ 12:30] (4/13)

[175-177] Tolkien and the Broadcasters [10/20/2005 @ 12:41] (3/3)

[170, 173-174, 178-180, 182] Tolkien and Fame, and beyond [10/21/2005 @ 14:45] (2/11)

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