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Omen: A Poem Inspired by Middle-Earth

Omen By John C. Evans I have come to the conclusion, There are no paths, Only one swollen river, Whose tributaries lead, To the same old desert, Our father’s called the world, And christened paradise, Over all creation. Here the songs of men cannot grow. They are too coarse for knowing, Their idol’s whimpering decay, Although the shadow perceives, That ...

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug EXTENDED EDITION – OWN IT November 4th!

The Quest through Middle-earth continues in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, from Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson[i], when the epic fantasy adventure is released as an Extended Edition on Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray on November 4th from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE). A production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, this extended cut of the second film in ...

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies MORE PICTURES Released!

From the Entertainment Weekly Comic Con special edition come these 3 new movie stills from the final Hobbit movie!   [Source of photos] “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 the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly ...

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Free Course on Tolkien, LOTRO, and Online Gaming

Studying Tolkien at the university level continues with Vanderbuilt Universtiy’s new offering, “Online Games: Literature, New Media, and Narrative“. Focusing particularly on Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings and Turbine’s Lord of the Rings Online, students are invited to explore the adaptation of fantasy stories and novels into video games: Intended for both newcomers who are curious about video games and experienced ...

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Cool Like Bombadillo

(Tom Bombadil by The Brothers Hildebrandt) J.R.R. Tolkien’s character of Tom Bombadil was based on one of the author’s beloved childhood toys—a doll that accidentally got flushed down a toilet. Many Tolkien aficionados wish that the enigmatic inhabitant of the Old Forest had stayed in that loo, never to resurface in Tolkien’s subconscious. I’m not one of those Bombadillo bashers, ...

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How to Read J.R.R. Tolkien

How to Read J.R.R. Tolkien by Victoria Jeffrey This video from Professor Micheal D. C. Drout, professor of English and Director for the Center for the Study of the Medieval at Wheaton College. An examination of how to read and understand Tolkien’s work. it’s fun, light-hearted and very informative, engaging for beginners and experienced Tolkien readers alike. And after watching ...

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Beowulf Launch Party!

The man whose name was known for courage, the Geat leader, resolute in his helmet, answered in return: ‘We are retainers from Hygelac’s band. Beowulf is my name. If your lord and master, the most renowned son of Halfdane, will hear me out and graciously allow me to greet him in person, I am ready and willing to report my ...

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Tolkien’s Beowulf: A look into "The Monsters and the Critics"

Today’s release of Tolkien’s Beowulf: Translation and Commentary not only offers us a glimpse into Tolkien’s early endeavors in translating the epic poem, but also publishes for the first time his own Beowulf-inspired short story Sellic Spell. Not included in this work, however, is his excellent and game-changing lecture, “Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics”. Originally delivered in 1936 and published ...

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Deborah Higgens, The Anglo-Saxon Community, and Tolkien

The Anglo-Saxon Community in JRR Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings by Dr Deborah Higgens is a fascinating book about the Medieval Anglo-Saxon culture and literature that Tolkien drew from when he was creating Middle-earth. Dr Higgins connects Anglo-Saxon works – such as the classic Beowulf – to Tolkien’s Elves, Rohirrim, and the broader world of Middle-earth. The Anglo-Saxon Community… ...

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