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Bodleian will publish a book of new Tolkien material to coincide with 2018 exhibition
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http://www.thebookseller.com/news/bod ... earths-new-tolkien-507701

A new book of "illustrations, letters and other material from J R R Tolkien’s archives that have never before been seen by the public" is scheduled to be published next year.

Tolkien: The Maker of Middle-Earth by Catherine McIlwaine

Catherine is the Bodleian’s Tolkien archivist.

"The publishing division of Oxford University’s Bodleian Library is to release a title featuring illustrations, letters and other material from J R R Tolkien’s archives that have never before been seen by the public, to coincide with a major exhibition on The Lord of the Rings author in 2018.

Tolkien: The Maker of Middle-Earth, written by the Bodleian’s Tolkien archivist Catherine McIlwaine, promises to take readers “far beyond what they know” about the author. New material to be showcased includes draft manuscripts of The Hobbit, Middle-Earth illustrations and paintings by Tolkien, and “letters from admirers including W H Auden, Joni Mitchell and Iris Murdoch”.

Samuel Fanous, the Bodleian’s head of publishing, said the aim was to create a book that accompanies an “unprecedented” exhibition, but also “to make something that will stand on its own”. The Bodleian will be selling the title in all English-language territories, while HarperCollins, Tolkien’s long-time publisher, has translation rights.

Tolkien, who was an Oxford professor for 35 years, left the bulk of his archives to the Bodleian. Additional material in the book is from Marquette University in Wisconsin. The exhibition on the author will open at the Bodleian in June 2018
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Re: What an appalling load of nonsense
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Oh, I almost have to watch "The Battle of the Five Armies" again to catch the swear word. Almost.

I did enjoy the LOTR trilogy of movies, especially the Fellowship of the Ring. I agree that they do not do the books justice, but they were definitely enjoyable as movies for me. Can't say the same for the Hobbit movies. At some point I will watch the fan edit that took all three and pared them down to something approaching what was in the book. From what I have read, they didn't make all the same choices I would have, and of course they are missing any material that wasn't filmed, but I think it could be more interesting than the source movies.

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Re: HarperCollins celebrates 200 years as a publisher
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That's a really cute letter Trotter!

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Re: What an appalling load of nonsense
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This is what was in the back of my mind:

http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2013/ ... e-latest-tolkien-lawsuit/

"The basis of the claims is that the original agreement in which the film rights were sold only granted limited merchandising rights that cover “personal property that can physically be purchased,” and that these activities exceed the scope of those limited merchandising rights."

One of the claims was for online and downloadable video games being not covered. (I was wrong I think, in that the "Shadows" game don't fall into this bucket, as they are being sold as phyical media).

Good article to read, by the way Khamul. Thanks for sharing!

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Re: What an appalling load of nonsense
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And to be clear, I am definitely not a fan of this line of games (Shadow of Mordor and the new one, Shadow of War).

I am just saying that there probably isn't much the Estate can do, assuming they settled the question of whether electronic games are covered.

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