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Yes, that's true. And Hither Shore is now print-on-demand, so it'll hopefully be available for many years to come. For example (as I've said here before), I still regret not buying a copy of Tolkien Studies 6 when it originally came out!

On the downside, though, Hither Shore is not as well-known and circulated as Tolkien Studies (at least in the English-speaking world) -- a reason why I try to promote it here and at other websites.

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The closest thing would be a short article I co-edited with Daniel Helen, which recently was published in Mallorn 54: "A Recollection of Tolkien: Canon Gerard Hanlon". But I suspect you already have a copy of this journal, Trotter!

If you're a completist (including foreign books), I would be happy to help you (or anyone else among the regulars) to acquire a copy of the 1985 book by Broberg. (I sent a copy to Wayne and Christina back in 2010.) Just send me an email or a PM.

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Thanks for maintaing this site, Urulókë! It's a valuable resource for us collectors.

The new server appears to be a bit slow..? At my computer, it takes a couple of seconds to load a new page. Perhaps it's just a temporary thing, though.

Edit: did you do something, Urulókë? Now it's blinding fast!

Posted on: 2013/7/31 11:54

Edited by Morgan on 2013/7/31 12:05:17


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If this was Facebook, I would have "liked" your post, Trotter!

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1) "Can you tell me/us a little more of the history of the interviews?"

For a full answer I'd recommend to consult the introduction to the interviews in Hither Shore 9. But to make a long story short: both interviews were conducted in 1961 (independently of each other), in-person with J.R.R. Tolkien.

2) "Is this the first appearance of them translated into English?"

The Broberg interview has never appeared in English before.* The Gustafsson interview "leaked", so to speak, since Gustafsson (without me knowing) posted an early draft of the English translation (without the editors' footnotes) on his blog -- I had sent the draft to him for evaluation. At this stage, the interviews were planned for publication in Tolkien Studies, and Flieger, Anderson and Drout had accepted the submission. Unfortunately, the "publication" at Gustafsson's blog made a publication in Tolkien Studies impossible: it's their policy not to publish material that has been published elsewhere, electronically or in print. Fortunately, the editor of Hither Shore was instead willing to publish the material.

3) "Where else (if anywhere) have they been published?"

Broberg's interview has appeared in two versions: in a Swedish newspaper in 1961 and as a chapter in his 1985 book I fantasins världar. In the footnotes in Hither Shore, we present the differences between the two versions. Gustafsson's interview has only been published in a Swedish newspaper in 1961.

If anyone has further questions, I'd be happy to provide more answers.


*A snippet from the Broberg interview has appeared in Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond's Addenda and Corrigenda to The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide (2006) Vol. 2: Reader’s Guide (search for "Broberg", or cf. pp. 973–6, entry for Spiders).

Posted on: 2013/7/31 11:12

Edited by Trotter on 2013/7/31 11:27:28
Edited by Morgan on 2013/7/31 11:34:00
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