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Tag: Christopher Tolkien

Christopher Tolkien dies of old age at 95 (news).

January 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
Christopher Tolkien dies of old age at 95 (news).

Christopher Tolkien, literary executor of the Tolkien Estate (and son of JRR), has passed away in France of old age aged 95. The chair of the Tolkien Society, Shaun Gunner, commented, “All of us in the Tolkien Society will share in the sadness at the news of Christopher Tolkien’s death, and we send our condolences […]

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Beowulf: a translation and commentary together with Sellic Spell by JRR Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien (book review).

June 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
Beowulf: a translation and commentary together with Sellic Spell by JRR Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien (book review).

Words he spake, ‘his mail gleamed upon him, woven like stuff in crafty web by the cunning of smiths: ‘Hail to thee, Hrothgar! I am Hygelac’s kinsman and vassal; on many a renowned deed I ventured in my youth. To me on my native soil the matter of Grendel has become known…’’ So JRR Tolkien […]

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The Legend Of Sigurd And Gudrún by JRR Tolkien (edited by Christopher Tolkien) (book review).

February 24, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
The Legend Of Sigurd And Gudrún by JRR Tolkien (edited by Christopher Tolkien) (book review).

The classical myths of southern Europe have dominated our culture for so long it’s difficult to imagine that other mythologies are equally as powerful. Now, on my morning commute, I spy a poster for Joanne M Harris’ ‘The Gospel Of Loki’. Thanks to Joss Whedon, Stan Lee and friends, the trickster god is firmly implanted […]

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