The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien - 1959-1966. Retirement, and publishing later works. (Letters 217-293)

January 2, 2006 - February 11, 2006

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XXIX. Letters 217-230. Numenor; various comments on questions about LOTR

by dna, January 2-6, 2006

(Overview): Tolkien and Retirement [1/2/2006 @ 17:40] (4/6)

LotR Translations [1/3/2006 @ 17:44] (3/7)

Tolkien & C.S. Lewis [1/4/2006 @ 17:42] (4/17)

Tolkien & the Silmarillion [1/5/2006 @ 15:48] (3/12)

Miscellaneous [1/6/2006 @ 17:44] (5/8)

 

XXX. Letters 231-243. publication of Adventures of Tom Bombadil; answers to questions on words in LOTR

by squire, January 9-14, 2006

Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien #231-243 [1/9/2006 @ 17:23] (2/2)

“ . . . if each verse could be illustrated by Pauline Baynes” [1/10/2006 @ 10:16] (6/26)

“The Adventures of Tom Bombadil” [1/11/2006 @ 9:46] (10/26)

“Never mind about the young!” [1/12/2006 @ 10:50] (6/10)

Money and Family [1/13/2006 @ 14:18] (3/3)

“I never agreed to the view that the metrical form was almost impossibly difficult to write in” [1/14/2006 @ 2:14] (5/22)

 

XXXI. Letters 244-245, 247. Eowyn & Faramir’s love; mortality of Elves; material left out of LOTR; origin of Ents

by N.E. Brigand, January 17-21, 2006

244 “Age can alarming or awe-inspiring” [1/17/2006 @ 21:37] (5/18)

245 “a dread of ultimate loss” [1/19/2006 @ 22:35] (6/10)

247 “the older legends … are grim and tragic” [1/21/2006 @ 19:11] (5/9)

 

XXXII. Letter 246. Frodo, Sam, Gollum and the showdown at the Sammath Naur

by nerdanel_50, January 23-29, 2006

Coming Soon to a Reading Room Near You! Letter 246 [1/23/2006 @ 21:44] (0/0)

Frodo's Failure [1/24/2006 @ 1:02] (8/37)

#2: Gimme a Ticket [1/25/2006 @ 3:36] (7/27)

#3: That darn Sam! [1/27/2006 @ 5:08] (5/35)

#4: What-Iffery [1/29/2006 @ 4:24] (4/4)

 

XXXIII. Letters 248-268 (except 257, see wk XIX). Tree & Leaf; memories of C.S. Lewis; fate of Shadowfax

by dernwyn, January 30-February 2, 2006

#1: Wisdom and folly [1/30/2006 @ 16:13] (1/4)

#2: Tree and Leaf [1/31/2006 @ 9:46] (1/15)

#3: Fame [2/1/2006 @ 9:33] (2/3)

#4: The Death of C.S. Lewis [2/2/2006 @ 9:27] (4/10)

#5: On the Fates of "Shadows" [2/3/2006 @ 9:16] (2/29)

 

XXXIV. Letters 269-293. Orcs irredeemable; Work on Sil & Sir Gawain; Misc.

by an seileachan, February 6-11, 2006

Auden [2/6/2006 @ 8:56] (4/25)

publishing woes [2/8/2006 @ 9:27] (4/11)

272 and 276: lucky fans [2/9/2006 @ 9:22] (4/11)

wrap up [2/11/2006 @ 9:08] (2/12)

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