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TCG Letter #170 / Carpenter Letter #81


From
J.R.R. Tolkien
To
Christopher Tolkien
Date
23-25 September 1944
Type
Unknown
Transcript
Partial
Christopher had sent back, with approval, several chapters of The Lord of the Rings that his father had sent. Tolkien was pleased and planned to send the next lot, from "Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit" through "The Choices of Master Samwise".

Tolkien reported that lights were increasing in Oxford: windows were being unblacked, road had lamps again, and in places it was almost like peacetime illumination. He had seen the Lewises and C. Williams at an Inklings meeting. A solemn article in the local paper seriously advocated systematic extermination of the entire German nation because they were rattlesnakes who did not know the difference between good and evil!

A recent gale had cleared and September was mild again. Tolkien said he must try to get on with Pearl but he had the autumn wanderlust upon him.
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References
The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien (1981), pp. 92-94, p. 440 (Carpenter notes)
Silke Anzinger, "Von Troja nach Gondor.Tolkiens „The Lord of the Rings“ als Epos in vergilischer Tradition," in Vestigia Vergiliana: Vergil-Rezeption in der Neuzeit edited by Thorsten Burkard , Markus Schauer and Claudia Wiener. (2010) pp. 363-401. p. 366 note 11
Cartas de J.R.R. Tolkien, pp. 144-7, p. 626 (notas de Carpenter)
Craig A. Boyd, "Nolo Heroizari: Tolkien and Aquinas on the Humble Journey of Master Samwise" in Christianity & Literature 2019, Vol. 68(4), p. 616
Fæder his suna (Father to Son. FS) No. 51


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