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TCG Letter #226 / Carpenter Letter #176


From
J.R.R. Tolkien
To
Naomi Mitchison
Date
8 December 1955
Type
Autograph Letter Signed
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Tolkien mentions delivering the opening lecture of the O'Donnell Lectures in Celtic Studies, expressing some difficulty due to being an amateur in such matters and suffering from laryngitis. He expresses disappointment in the broadcast adaptations of "The Lord of the Rings," particularly criticizing the script and legitimacy of the enterprise. Tolkien briefly comments on the portrayal of Dwarves in the adaptations, drawing a comparison with Jews. He mentions having to explore a doctorate thesis and apologizes for his previous amusement with arithmetic, highlighting the difference between the Númenórean and Gregorian calendars.
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