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|Re: New Letter from Tolkien found between books|
Subject: Re: New Letter from Tolkien found between books
by Max on 2010/2/5 11:11:30
that you have not only read "The Hobbit" and " The Lord of the Rings" in your own language
I'm not sure if I understand this correctly. Does "in your own language" mean that the children have read German translations (the letter is addressed to a school in Germany) of The Hobbit and LotR? The first German translation of LotR was published in 1969/70 but this letter dates back to 1964. That's five years before the German translation was published.
But maybe I don't get the point
First of all thanks a lot for the quick replies!
Well that is interesting. He possibly meant only the Hobbit (first published in Germany 1957) - Hm...
Or my aunt did her own translation ? Or he misunderstood?
Unfortunately I do not know the original letter from her. Maybe some collector has her letter, that would certainly help.
Well the date is clear on the letter and the envelop.