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TCG Letter #259


From
J.R.R. Tolkien
To
Mr Britten
Date
5 November 1956
Type
Autograph Letter Signed
Transcript
Partial
Tolkien replies to questions, mostly involving The Silmarillion.

It is plainly suggested that Elves do ‘sleep’, but not in our mode, having a different relation to what we call ‘dreaming’. Nothing very definite is said about it (a) because except at a length destructive of narrative it would be difficult to describe a different mode of consciousness, and (b) for reasons that you so rightly observe: something must be left not fully explained, and only suggested.
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From Amon Hen 265, this item was valued by Rupert Powell at GBP 8,000-12,000 on the Antiques Roadshow


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