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Still cool having your collection on the TV--even if it was in Russian.

BH

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Trotter wrote:
I'd like to point out here that the suggestions in this piece that Tolkien's fantasy is based on Santa Claus, did not come from me.


I will go officially on the record and say that I believe you didn't say this. I can't vouch for the other forum members though :) Also Santa Claus exists right, or are you denying that too?

Posted on: 2012/1/18 14:06


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I'd also like to point out my personal regret in the inaccuracies in the parts of the interview that I did not contribute to, but I was given no editorial control or input on the final version that was broadcast

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One of the members of another forum who can read Russian, kindly translated the text on the web page.


The World marks the 120th anniversary of Tolkien’s birth

3 January 2012


It was a New Year story that began the creative work of one of the most original writers of the 20th century. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien created a new genre: “fantasy”, based on the adventures of Santa Claus. At least, this is the opinion of many literary scholars. Today is the 120th anniversary of Tolkien’s birth. His “Lord of the Rings” continues to be read both by children and adults. How did Christmas cards become a masterpiece of European literature? Yelena Gnes’.

“The end? No, life does not end with death. Death is only a continuation of the journey”

Gandalf the Grey Pilgrim, the wise wizard and valiant White Rider, is one of the main heroes of the epic “the Lord of the Rings”. Many Tolkien scholars suggest that his prototype was Santa Claus. He is remarkably similar to the old man with the presents, whom Tolkien described to his children.

Yelena Gnes’ correspondent:

Every Christmas Professor Tolkien write his children letters as if from Santa Claus. He put real stamps on the envelopes and posted them to his own address.

Every letter contained a short story with pictures from the North Pole. There were elves, dwarves and other fairytale creatures that recall the heroes of “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings.” But even the author, when he wrote these letters, did not suspect that by entertaining his children he was creating a whole world called Middle-earth. Tolkien became the father of the fantasy genre out of his love for his children and for philology.

Andrew Ferguson, Tolkienist and Tolkien collector:

He was a philologist, a professor of English language and literature. He was very interested in the origin of words, and aspired to learn independently how to create new languages. In consequence, Tolkien decided to invent a whole new world and people it with beings who would speak in these invented languages.

Tolkien began to write his first masterpiece, “the Hobbit, or There and Back Again”, quite unexpectedly, when marking students’ examination papers

Unfortunately, marking exam papers is a pretty boring job. I took the next paper and found one sheet was absolutely blank. I did not have to mark it. And I wrote straight onto the sheet: “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.”

In a year’s time a film is due to appear on the theme of “The Hobbit, or There and Back Again”. Its director is Peter Jackson, who directed “The Lord of the Rings”. The new picture promises to be as successful.

Andrew Ferguson, Tolkienist and Tolkien collector:

Nowadays, with the development of technology, we have computer games and films based on Tolkien’s work. Nevertheless the best thing is to read his books. It’s not enough to watch Tolkien films – you have to read Tolkien. He is fantastic.

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BTW, the name of the site, "Podrobnosti", means "details". Go, as they say, figure

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I'd like to point out here that the suggestions in this piece that Tolkien's fantasy is based on Santa Claus, did not come from me.

Posted on: 2012/1/16 23:33


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Ooh, I'm jealous - I have a facsimile of the 1st ed. jacket, and a jacketed copy of the 4th imp; but no example of the 2nd imp. jacket. So thanks very much for the info.

I wonder if anyone would be interested in the blurb for the Foyles Children's Book club edition (1942) ? Here are some excerpts -

'BRITAIN CALLS THE WORLD

- Men, women, and even children, risk imprisonment and death to hear broadcasts from London. They are the inhabitants of the occupied countries of Europe. They do so because they have learned that British broadcasts tell them the truth...

...Full details of all the programmes in English are broadcst from London in Morse every Sunday, and are made available in the Press, almost everywhere, a week in advance..

...FROM LONDON COMES THE VOICE OF BRITAIN - THE VOICE OF FREEDOM'.
(their capitals and italics)

Posted on: 2012/1/16 14:51



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