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LotR Reread: The Shadow of the Past (again)

So – now it’s April, 3018, and Gandalf returns. Which, by the way, is a sure sign that this time the Great Reread is meant to be: change the 3 to a 2, and in a couple of months I … Continue reading

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LotR Reread: The Shadow of the Past

The talk did not die down in nine or even ninety-nine days. Tolkien really did write wonderful first lines, didn’t he? The second disappearance of Mr. Bilbo Baggins was discussed in Hobbiton, and indeed all over the Shire, for a … Continue reading

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LotR Reread: The Shadow of the Past (Prologue)

From the Foreword: As for any inner meaning or ‘message’, it has in the intention of the author none. It is neither allegorical nor topical. As the story grew it put down roots (into the past) and threw out unexpected … Continue reading

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