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January 3, 2011 at 10:29 am by Calisuri  - has posted feature to celebrate the 119th Birthday of J.R.R. Tolkien. The article highlights the many influences that crafted a very memorable life:

On January 3, 1892, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born. Forty-five years later, he published The Hobbit, the first of his books set in Middle Earth and the precursor to his The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Along the way, as a child and young adult, J.R.R. Tolkien gathered a collection of influences – stories and authors and mythological traditions that helped him envision his richly detailed world of hobbits and elves, orcs and ents. On the author’s birthday, we look at some of his primary influences.

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