Tolkien's Letters

All about J.R.R.Tolkien's life, his beliefs and philosophies, and his interests
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Postby marbretherese » Tue Mar 13, 2007 9:54 pm

Thanks to this discussion, I've had the same thought about visiting Sarehole. Iolanthe and I are probably less than 90 minutes drive away and it would make a nice Summer day out!! we ARE lucky, and sometimes we don't make use of our luck . . .
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Postby Iolanthe » Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:45 am

Very true! Hey - it's a date....we can take our trusty cameras and write a nice report for everyone here :D .

We likesss going out with our camerassssss :wink: . They are our preciousssss :lol:.
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Postby marbretherese » Wed Mar 14, 2007 5:41 pm

:roll: :roll: :roll:
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Re: Tolkien's Letters

Postby Merry » Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:43 am

Wow! Long time since we've used this thread!

Here's a story that I never get tired of:

http://io9.com/5892697/whats-classier-than-jrr-tolkien-telling-off-nazis-absolutely-nothing
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all the days of your life.

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Re: Tolkien's Letters

Postby Lindariel » Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:16 pm

Merry, thanks so much for posting that article! It is brilliant, and you made my day!
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Re: Tolkien's Letters

Postby marbretherese » Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:23 am

This is one of my favourite Tolkien letters. Reading somebody's letters is a great way to get to know something about them - I read Tolkien's before I read his autobiography, and would recommend them to anybody interested in finding out more about The Professor!
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Re: Tolkien's Letters

Postby MICHKA » Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:37 pm

Excellent! je ne connais pas mais je me sens très attirée à acheter le recueil des lettres de Tolkien si elles sont toutes du même acabit, de la pertinence et de l'humour, ce doit être instructif et distrayant en même temps; idée à suivre...merci, Merry
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Re: Tolkien's Letters

Postby Merry » Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:18 pm

I love the letters, too. Although I know that they didn't publish the most personal of his letters, I think we still get a feeling for Tolkien the person through the letters that we don't get just through reading the books.
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Re: Tolkien's Letters

Postby MICHKA » Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:54 pm

puis-je poser une question? J'aimerais connaître le ou les auteurs du calendrier des grandes dates du 'Seigneur des Anneaux' que je trouve si passionnant et détaillé, expliqué d'une façon intelligente , super intéréssante, au point que je consulte et analyse avec beaucoup de joie, et je me demande si je peux l'imprimer, pour moi-même évidemment, en toute discrétion;merci
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Re: Tolkien's Letters

Postby Merry » Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:02 pm

It was a work of love, Michka! Thanks for your kind remarks. It was a group project and a lot of fun, and I still learn new things by reading them. I see no reason why you shouldn't print them for your own enjoyment. I think I can speak for the group about this. Thanks!

By the way, I'm going to be printing the dates and events of The Hobbit in our announcement space starting very soon!
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Sing and be glad, all ye children of the West,
for your King shall come again,
and he shall dwell among you
all the days of your life.

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Re: Tolkien's Letters

Postby MICHKA » Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:13 pm

superbe travail qui offre un nouveau débat ,ouvre une fenêtre instructive et plaisante, j'y ai vraiment pris plaisir et appris plus de choses qui étaient un peu confuses ou difficiles et cela me redonne envie de relire ce chef d'oeuvre encore et encore, sans sauter de passages ( j'avoue l'avoir fait quelquefois) trop pressée d'arriver aux meilleurs chapitres et à l'action ,pardon au puristes!
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Re: Tolkien's Letters

Postby Merry » Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:33 pm

I confess to having skipped passages, too, Michka, on many readings. I have missed many of Frodo's and Sam's steps on the way to Mordor. I have occasionally skipped descriptions of landscapes and buildings. But that just gives us a good excuse to read the texts over and over again!
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Sing and be glad, all ye children of the West,
for your King shall come again,
and he shall dwell among you
all the days of your life.

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Re: Tolkien's Letters

Postby MICHKA » Tue May 01, 2012 9:44 pm

petite question technique: comment peut-on ajouter un texte servant de signature , comme chaque membre le fait?
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Re: Tolkien's Letters

Postby Merry » Tue May 01, 2012 10:29 pm

Michka, if you access the 'User Control Panel' near the top of the page, then push the 'Profile' tab, and then the 'Edit Signature' tab on the side, you should be able to design and type in the signature quote you want. I look forward to seeing what you do!
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Sing and be glad, all ye children of the West,
for your King shall come again,
and he shall dwell among you
all the days of your life.

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Re: Tolkien's Letters

Postby MICHKA » Wed May 02, 2012 6:04 am

voilà, j'espère avoir bien choisi, et que çà vous plaît, (à mon âge la phrase est importante!)
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