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Arthurian Geographies in Tolkien, Williams, and Lewis

Sorina Higgins, writer, English teacher, and Inklings scholar, gave a lecture at the New York C.S. Lewis Society about The Fall of Arthur and an imaginary, composite, Inklings Arthuriad. The lecture is below. You can also read a summary of the lecture at her blog. Find Sorina Higgins’ scholarly work on Charles Williams, one of the Inklings, at The Oddest Inkling. — victorialadybug (V. ...

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When Buying Used, Rare Tolkien Books Online

From Tolkien Library – For new collectors of old and rare books, and specifically, used books written by Tolkien on the internet, Tolkien Library has compiled an important checklist of things you need to watch out for when looking for such treasures written by the fantasy author. Those who have been at this for years may already understand what to ...

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Jed Brophy (Nori) Talks to Legendarium Media from the “Black Carpet” at the L.A. premiere of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies!

Jed Brophy talks to Legendarium Media from the “Black Carpet” at the L.A. premiere of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies! Jed Brophy plays Nori the Dwarf in Peter Jackson’s epic, The Hobbit. MORE Interviews from the “Black Carpet” coming soon! “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventures ...

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“There and Back Again”: The Hobbit Semisesquicentennial

“There and Back Again”: The Hobbit Semisesquicentennial by Samuel Schuldheisz It was seventy five years ago on September 1 in 1937 when J.R.R. Tolkien first published those indelible words, “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.” And in honor of this most festive occasion, I thought of Tolkien’s own words regarding his seminal work. In a letter ...

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Book Review: Anglo-Saxon Community in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings

I purchased a copy of this book back in the spring when it was first released. Anglo-Saxon Community in J.R.R Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings was written by Dr. Deborah A. Higgins and peppered throughout the book are the beautiful, Anglo-Saxon themed chapter art works by Danielle Storey. The cover illustration, named Riders of Rohan is by reknowned Tolkien ...

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“Elrond’s Bannocks”: Food Inspired by Middle-Earth

“Elrond’s Bannocks”: Food Inspired by Middle-Earth by Astrid Tuttle Winegar Our culinary story continues in The Hobbit. Tolkien’s version of elves feature prominently in both The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. They are immortal, tall, and elegant, though they seem mocking and merry in their initial meeting with Bilbo and company in The Hobbit. Jackson’s film version of ...

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5 Tips for Reading “The Silmarillion”

As Professor Tolkien’s birthday comes and goes, a lot of fans of his work begin, for some, their annual read-through of his work. The Silmarillion, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings are the most common ones to be read, though for most fans the first book on this list can be the hardest. Why is that? Tolkien is often criticized in ...

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies — A Purist’s Thoughts

As I reclined in my theater chair and sipped the first of many sips of my Blue Moon, I reflected on what I didn’t enjoy about the last two Hobbit films. The movies, as simply movies, are great. My issues with the previous films have to do with the spirit of the movies, and not necessarily with “which Elf loves which ...

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Dean O’Gorman Interview from the “Black Carpet” at the L.A. Hobbit Premiere

Dean O’Gorman who played Fili the Dwarf talks to Legendarium Media from the “Black Carpet” at the L.A. premiere of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies! “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from ...

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Field Reports: Viewer Impressions of “The Battle of Five Armies.”

  Image from http://moviepilot.com/   At opening day on December 17 in Cary, NC, three viewers of “The Battle of Five Armies” took the time to give their impressions for the Legendarium community. The answers contain spoilers.   Anonymous: “I thought the battle scene was too protracted, it went on for far too long, but I thought the very rare ...

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