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TCG Letter #168 / Carpenter Letter #79


From
J.R.R. Tolkien
To
Christopher Tolkien
Date
22 August 1944
Type
Unknown
Transcript
Partial
Kroonstad, said Tolkien, was a real product of current English culture. Johannesburg is what it would like to be. Tolkien predicted that in twenty years England would have many Kroonstads, architecturally, morally, and mentally, a landscape blistered with rotting tin mushrooms with nothing else forthcoming.

After morning lecture Tolkien had found the local pub closed, but hailed by the two Lewises and C. Williams, they found satisfaction at the King’s Arms. Tolkien closed the letter by describing the most marvelous sunset he had seen in years.
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References
The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien (1981), pp. 91-92, p. 439 (Carpenter note)
Cartas de J.R.R. Tolkien, pp. 142-3, p. 626 (notas de Carpenter)
Fæder his suna (Father to Son. FS) No. 45


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