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Christina Scull

Forfatter af J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator

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Christina Scull, the editor of the journal "The Tolkien Collector," lives in western Massachusetts with her husband, Wayne G. Hammond. (Publisher Provided) Christina Scull was born in Bristol, England, where she attended the famous Red Maids School. In 1971 she received her Bachelor of Arts degree vis mere with Honours from Birkbeck College, the University of London, where she studied art history and medieval history. From 1971 to 1995 she was the Librarian of Sir John Soane's Museum, London. In December 1994 she married Wayne Hammond, and subsequently emigrated to the United States. Scull's publications include The Soane Hogarths (1991). She is also the co-author or co-editor with her husband of numerous works by and about J.R.R. Tolkien, and editor of the occasional magazine The Tolkien Collector. In 1992 she was chair of the Tolkien Centenary Conference in Oxford. She has won scholarship awards from the Mythopoeic Society four times. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Leaves from the Tree : J.R.R. Tolkien's Shorter Fiction (1991) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer

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I recently reread (for the nth time, although for the first time in years) “The Lord of the Rings” along with this reader’s companion. If you are one of those people who became a LOTR fan in your youth, learned how to write in Elvish, love the Simarillion, and read the book many times, I highly recommend reading it again along with this commentary. It helped me appreciate even more how the depth of Tolkien’s academic scholarship permeates every word in LOTR. It also helped change my mind and I now consider Tolkien not only a great story teller and world builder, but an incredible writer. I even for the first time appreciate and enjoy his poetry.

I should add that 57 years after I first read LOTR, I appreciate even more his incredible world building, and his deep exploration of human psychology in a fantasy setting. He is truly the master of the genre and has never yet been surpassed. But he also deserves to be appreciated as a great writer, not just in his genre.

As a side note, perhaps it is related to my current age, but I now find LOTR incredibly sad and depressing. The commentary just helped deepen that feeling. I never before fully appreciated how Catholicism is such a pessimistic religion and how deeply it’s despairing view of human nature permeates Tolkien’s writing.
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aront | 5 andre anmeldelser | Sep 13, 2023 |
QuirkyCat_13 | 5 andre anmeldelser | Jun 20, 2022 |
am secretly disappointed cuz but 5 stars for tolkien
profpenguin | 5 andre anmeldelser | May 3, 2022 |
Helps to show the development of Tolkien’s writing of The Hobbit and is rather wonderful really. I reread The Hobbit whilst reading this and it added enormously to the appreciation.
CarltonC | 2 andre anmeldelser | Apr 5, 2022 |



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