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2 New Poems By J.R.R. Tolkien Discovered In School Magazine

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 01.03.2017 | Home

Two new poems by acclaimed Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien have recently surfaced. The poems, titled "The Shadow Man" and "Noel," were writte...

Reading "To Kill a Mockingbird" as an Adult

Lev Raphael | Posted 08.02.2016 | Home
Lev Raphael

Flannery O'Connor damned the novel with pretty faint praise when it came out: "I think for a child's book it does all right." That seems unduly harsh (and unfair to YA literature). What works best for me as an adult reader is the slow accretion of local color, the barbed social comedy, and the graceful prose.

First Edition Of 'The Hobbit' Sets Record For Tolkien's Novel

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 06.05.2015 | Home

It didn't come from the mines of Erebor, but it's definitely worth a fortune. A first edition copy of "The Hobbit" sold for £137,000 (nearly $210,...

The Lord Of The Rings: My Survival Guide To Cancer

Nina Lutz | Posted 01.05.2015 | Home
Nina Lutz

After my diagnosis, I felt my own fellowship form. My parents came together to do their best to protect me; they protected me from germs, infections, depression, and loneliness. My best friend and sister provided levity in a dark time much like Merry and Pippin. I met another cancer survivor who proved to be a great guide on my journey, showing me the path to recovery.

The Eye of Sauron Over Moscow, or, Revenge of the Orcs

Eliot Borenstein | Posted 02.10.2015 | Home
Eliot Borenstein

In honor of the final installment of the eighty-seven-part Hobbit film series, a Russian art group recently decided to crown the Moscow International Business Center with the All-Seeing Eye of Sauron.

J.R.R. Tolkien's 'Beowulf Translation Is Finally Being Released

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 03.20.2014 | Home

About 90 years ago, J.R.R. Tolkien translated the 11th-century Old English epic poem "Beowulf" and then put it on the shelf. It remained there unpubli...

Mythic Darkness: Elementari Rising by Nancy Hightower

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 03.07.2014 | Home
Ilana Teitelbaum

More than anything else, Elementari Rising might be about the inevitable loss of innocence, the unsustainability of normal life in the face of natural disaster. Perhaps for that reason the protagonist is young, and the threatened Terakhein are children.

Reviews of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: "If You Go for No Other Reason, Go to See Smaug"

Quora | Posted 02.15.2014 | Home

The marketers made a brilliant move in refusing to reveal more than an eye or a bit of tail in the previews, because the first full-on shot of Smaug made my jaw drop. He is exquisite, and when Bilbo says that tales fall short of his magnificence, he couldn't be more correct.

J.R.R. Tolkien Biopic In The Works

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.22.2013 | Home

The life of fantasy writer J.R.R. Tolkien will be the subject of an upcoming movie, giving fans a glimpse into the mind that imagined the wonderfully ...

Do You Speak Any of Tolkien's Languages?

Quora | Posted 09.21.2013 | Home

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Trevor Sullivan, Student of Linguistics and Tolkien fan I have studied both Sindarin and Que...

15 Fantastic Tolkien Quotes

Posted 01.03.2013 | Home

J.R.R. Tolkien has arguably never been so popular, with The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings movies as close to hagiographies of the man's literature as y...

The Debacle That Is the Movie Version of The Hobbit

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 02.25.2013 | Home
Frank Schaeffer

The more you love The Hobbit the more you'll hate this sorry commercialized excuse for an adaptation. Peter Jackson may look a bit like a Hobbit but don't let that fool you. He's Hollywood all the way.

The Hobbit: Peter Jackson's Phantom Menace?

Greg Wetherall | Posted 02.17.2013 | Home
Greg Wetherall

The Lord of the Rings trilogy. What is there to say about the behemoth of the modern cinematic age, with its awards, its ridiculously long running times and its enormous footprint in the sand of the modern movie epic?

Is Gandalf God In The Hobbit?

Danielle Tumminio | Posted 02.12.2013 | Home
Danielle Tumminio

So do I buy into the God-like character Tolkien offers us in Gandalf? I don't know that I'm ready to commit one way or the other. But I guess the choice to believe either way, Tolkein would say, is ultimately mine.

Once the Hobbit Movies Are Completed, Should a New Viewer Watch the Hobbit Movies Or the Lord of the Rings Movies First?

Quora | Posted 02.08.2013 | Home

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Joshua Engel, Polymath Without having seen the movies, I can't know for sure. But the impres...

A Tolkien Geek On New Hobbit Film

John_Stephens | Posted 02.05.2013 | Home

I think of myself as a Tolkien geek. I've read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings (LOTR) more than a dozen times each. I've seen the Peter Jackson's...

The Once and Future Arthur: A King for Our Time

Michael Drew | Posted 12.19.2012 | Home
Michael Drew

The legend of King Arthur is one that finds greatest resonance during times when society looks for a heroic type, either to represent its wish for some worthy adventure, or it wish to channel its aspirations for the common good into a larger-than-life character.

Tolkien's Take on the Arthurian Legends

John Lundberg | Posted 12.14.2012 | Home
John Lundberg

It will be interesting to see how Tolkien handles the old legends, and how readers respond to the old form in the hands of such a talented and popular author.

New J.R.R. Tolkien Book?!

Posted 10.10.2012 | Home

J.R.R. Tolkien, the highly revered author of "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy and "The Hobbit," has a new book coming out next spring. This may seem...

WATCH: J.R.R. Tolkien Reads A Poem In Elvish

Posted 09.19.2012 | Home

With the release of part one of "The Hobbit" movies quickly approaching, it may be time to brush up on your Tolkien. If you find yourself reading (or ...

Blaze Your Own Trail!

Irene Tanner | Posted 02.25.2012 | Home
Irene Tanner

Picture this: I am 16 years old attending my first English 101 class at Women's College, University of North Carolina. Our professor is Elizabeth Bowe...

Friday Talking Points -- In The Darkest Depths of Mordor

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.28.2011 | Home
Chris Weigant

If I were a hobbit, right about now I would be wondering just how the heck I wound up at the center of this Washington intraparty political fight, personally.

The Story Behind My Novel, The King of Diamonds

Simon Tolkien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Simon Tolkien

The King of Diamonds is first and foremost a murder mystery, but it is also a story like my grandfather's about how people can be corrupted and enslaved by jewels.

PHOTOS: Traveling With Tolkien: 6 Real-Life Fictional Landscapes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Filming of The Hobbit is set to start in March and the ratcheting-up anticipation is unleashing a new wave of Tolkienmania. If you read the books,...

Tolkien And Dickens Together At Last: Match Made In Childen's Fantasy Heaven? | Alison Flood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It is a match made in publicists' heaven: the grandson of JRR Tolkien and the great-great grandson of Charles Dickens have collaborated for the first ...