Two articles today from JSOnline in Milwaukee:
Marquette got a steal on Tolkien trove
From the Journal Sentinel
A little bit of The Shire is located in Milwaukee.
Marquette University’s world-renowned J.R.R. Tolkien Collection contains the original working papers for two of his greatest works, “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings,” many in the author’s own hand. [More]
Tolkien continues to set his readers’ imaginations to work
By Jackie Loohauis of the Journal Sentinel staff
British author J.R.R. Tolkien once revealed: “I am a Hobbit.”
It’s turning out that many of the rest of us are, too.
Hobbits are, of course, the 3-foot tall, curly-topped, furry-toed humanoids who take starring roles in Tolkien’s legendary literary epic, “The Lord of the Rings.” Anyone who has not yet seen a Hobbit – or a Wizard or an Orc or a High-Elven King – should get his broadsword or her shieldmaid spear ready. From distant lands come rumblings that the inhabitants of Middle-earth are about to invade our world once again. [More]
Thanks to C. Bracegirdle for the tip!