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Happy Birthday, Professor Tolkien!



Tolkien seated in front of a tree bole, colour



Jan-u-wine has delivered yet again, writing a beautiful personal reminiscence of the Professor in narrative verse. But before the poem, a few photographs....

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Happy 120th Birthday!


I am so grateful this man lived and created such wonders for so many to enjoy and cherish. And I love the photo below. It's from the cover of Tom Shippey's fine Author of the Century. The mood, the look of the sea, the time of day -- this is very much the way I picture the end of "The Grey Havens", Sam standing on the shore, looking long at the grey shifting sea over which Frodo has gone.

What Tolkien wrote, even if categorized 'Fantasy', always had the ring of 'been there, done that', from the external settings to the deepest experiences of the characters. He'd stood by the sea, he'd known irreparable loss. And turned it into unforgettable art.

Jan-u-wine, inspired by the photograph below, has written a beautiful tribute to the Professor for his birthday. It is posted below the image.



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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

January 3, 1892 ~ September 2, 1973


To honour Tolkien’s birthday this year I decided to offer up a few excerpts from the very fine volume, J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator, edited by Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond. Read more... )
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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

January 3, 1892 ~ September 2, 1973


ecause today is Tolkien's birthday, I am posting a few images, a copy of letter #328, and a reflection in his honour.

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Happy Birthday....

to the man whose work has brought so much joy to my life of the imagination:

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

January 3, 1892 ~ September 2, 1973




It's already January 3rd in England, the land Tolkien loved, and for which he wrote his "mythology", so I'll go ahead and post. I'd like to celebrate Tolkien's birthday with a few snapshots....
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