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Christopher Tolkien gives rare interview to Le Monde

July 12, 2012 at 2:19 pm by linuxelf  - 

Christopher Tolkien is the youngest son of J.R.R. Tolkien, and his literary executor. He recently gave a rare interview to French newspaper Le Monde. In it, he talks about his father’s works, reputation, and the slow evolution of Tolkien’s Middle-earth.

The posterity of J.R.R. Tolkien is both the story of an extraordinary literary transmission from a father to a son, and the story of a misunderstanding. The most well-known works, the ones that have hidden the rest, were only an epiphenomenon in the eyes of their author…

[In French] | [English translation]

Posted in Characters, Christopher Tolkien, Hobbit Book, Lord of the Rings, LotR Books, Other Tolkien books, Silmarillion, The Hobbit, Tolkien, Uncategorized on July 12, 2012 by Source: Le Monde Christopher Tolkien gives rare interview to Le Monde | Discuss