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The Times Names 50 greatest postwar writers: Tolkien Comes in 6th

January 14, 2008 at 10:46 pm by xoanon  - 

The Times Names 50 greatest postwar writers: Tolkien Comes in 6th The Lord of the Rings has remained popular since the 1960s, and became a hugely successful film trilogy. Tolkien’s themes of fellowship, sacrifice and the importance of the natural world are traceable to his experiences in the First World War, as well as to a love of folklore and of myth. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born in South Africa and educated at King Edward 1V School, Birmingham, and Oxford. His mother, who inspired a love of fairytales and Roman Catholicism, died when he was 12. The Times Names 50 greatest postwar writers: Tolkien Comes in 6th

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