"Shippey succeeds brilliantly. Along the way, the reason for the reaction of the literati becomes apparent. It isn't just Tolkien's popularity, but that The Lord of the Rings is based on deep learning and a set of values that represent a challenge to their authority."
Is Harry Potter literature or not? And by extension, is Tolkien an appropriate benchmark?
"Not only was it a very small local print to begin with, but during the Nazi air raids on the UK in 1940, during World War 2,423 copies of the 1st edition are known to have been destroyed."
Michael Martinez at Xenite.org reports on a new book coming out later this year.
Carpenter, Tolkien's Biographer, was given unrestricted access to all of Tolkien’s papers, diaries, and manuscripts, and interviewed the author’s friends and family.
Popular US gameshow Who Wants to be a Millionaire? references Tolkien yet again.
"I cannot read the fiery letters. What do they say?"
"Leaders and thinkers weigh in on classics that have shaped contemporary religious thought."
News about a Prime Minister yesterday, and today news about a Queen...!
Which well-known person likes The Lord of the Rings so much he reads it to his children?
The re-release of two of the hard-to-find Tolkien books will be a boon to many Tolkien fans...