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by TolkienJRR
Tue May 10, 2022 12:16 am
Forum: The Shibboleth of Fëanor
Topic: Looking for Tolkien Quote Preferred Political System
Replies: 7
Views: 652

Re: Looking for Tolkien Quote Preferred Political System

Before the rise of written law where customs were passed orally. Thes Germanic northern societies were libertarian of a sort with almost powerless kings. Unlike the later middle ages absolutist kings [also of Númenor and Gondor] the feudal lord was below the law, he was under it and restricted by i...
by TolkienJRR
Mon May 09, 2022 6:48 pm
Forum: The Shibboleth of Fëanor
Topic: Looking for Tolkien Quote Preferred Political System
Replies: 7
Views: 652

Re: Looking for Tolkien Quote Preferred Political System

Perfect. Thanks for the great post. It looks like I scrambled a few letters together. Specifically, I was looking for letter 77, thank you for providing it. I searched the index but could not find anything to point me where I wanted to go, you have. I'm glad I could help! :) You beat me to it, Eldy...
by TolkienJRR
Mon May 09, 2022 3:41 pm
Forum: The Shibboleth of Fëanor
Topic: Looking for Tolkien Quote Preferred Political System
Replies: 7
Views: 652

Re: Looking for Tolkien Quote Preferred Political System

The only references to Gaul and the Holy Roman Empire that I'm seeing (with a ctrl-f search; neither are listed in the index of my print edition) are in Letters 77 and 294, respectively. What kind of mass manias the Soviets can produce remains for peace and prosperity and the removal of war-hypnoti...
by TolkienJRR
Mon May 09, 2022 3:17 am
Forum: The Shibboleth of Fëanor
Topic: Looking for Tolkien Quote Preferred Political System
Replies: 7
Views: 652

Looking for Tolkien Quote Preferred Political System

I have a vague memory of Tolkien stating he would prefer a Gaul-like monarchy or perhaps HRE. He also stated he disliked pagan Rome. Does this ring a bell to anyone?
by TolkienJRR
Tue Apr 26, 2022 1:45 pm
Forum: The Shibboleth of Fëanor
Topic: The Humility of Samwise Gamgee
Replies: 8
Views: 1185

Re: The Humility of Samwise Gamgee

All of the above.
by TolkienJRR
Mon Apr 25, 2022 1:42 pm
Forum: The Shibboleth of Fëanor
Topic: The Humility of Samwise Gamgee
Replies: 8
Views: 1185

Re: The Humility of Samwise Gamgee

Voronwë the Faithful wrote: Tue Apr 19, 2022 2:57 pm TolkienJRR, you may want to check out this old thread.

The Humanity Of Sam
Wow, I was not expecting that, incredible.
by TolkienJRR
Mon Apr 25, 2022 1:46 am
Forum: The Shibboleth of Fëanor
Topic: The Humility of Samwise Gamgee
Replies: 8
Views: 1185

Re: The Humility of Samwise Gamgee

Voronwë the Faithful wrote: Tue Apr 19, 2022 2:57 pm TolkienJRR, you may want to check out this old thread.

The Humanity Of Sam
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by TolkienJRR
Fri Apr 15, 2022 2:36 am
Forum: The Shibboleth of Fëanor
Topic: The Road less Traveled
Replies: 2
Views: 416

Re: The Road less Traveled

Robert Frost, I believe. Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was gras...
by TolkienJRR
Thu Apr 14, 2022 7:43 pm
Forum: The Shibboleth of Fëanor
Topic: The Road less Traveled
Replies: 2
Views: 416

The Road less Traveled

Why does this saying ring a Tolkien bell in my head? Is this from Tolkien?
by TolkienJRR
Thu Apr 14, 2022 6:15 pm
Forum: The Shibboleth of Fëanor
Topic: The Humility of Samwise Gamgee
Replies: 8
Views: 1185

The Humility of Samwise Gamgee

I wanted to know if posters had a favorite example or quote that portrays the humility of this beloved hobbit.
by TolkienJRR
Fri Apr 01, 2022 2:11 pm
Forum: The Shibboleth of Fëanor
Topic: Tolkien Publications
Replies: 5
Views: 718

Re: Tolkien Publications

What’s your book about? Well, that is the issue; it is about many things. I am breaking it into two because the first half is about "themes" in Tolkien's works. Such as environmental and political "themes." But I have many other subjects related to "lore." So I talk ab...
by TolkienJRR
Fri Apr 01, 2022 1:56 am
Forum: The Shibboleth of Fëanor
Topic: Tolkien Publications
Replies: 5
Views: 718

Re: Tolkien Publications

If by "magazine" you are referring to journals that publish papers about Tolkien, some that I am aware of are Tolkien Studies , MythLore , The Journal of Tolkien Research , VII: Journal of the Marion E. Wade Center , and Mallorn: The Journal of the Tolkien Society . I have had papers publ...
by TolkienJRR
Wed Mar 30, 2022 8:19 pm
Forum: The Shibboleth of Fëanor
Topic: Tolkien Publications
Replies: 5
Views: 718

Tolkien Publications

I recently discovered that my upcoming book is larger than I thought it would be. I am looking to reduce its size. I have lore and movie-related sections that I would like to submit to a Tolkien-related website, or perhaps a magazine even. Does anyone have any suggestions?
by TolkienJRR
Sun Mar 13, 2022 10:27 pm
Forum: The Shibboleth of Fëanor
Topic: Looking for Quote Galadriel "Have trees and grass about me that do not die."
Replies: 2
Views: 424

Looking for Quote Galadriel "Have trees and grass about me that do not die."

Does anyone know the source for this quote? I took it down as I read it but not the source. I think it is the Sil but not 100% sure.
by TolkienJRR
Thu Mar 03, 2022 2:50 pm
Forum: The Shibboleth of Fëanor
Topic: Adapting Tolkien
Replies: 15
Views: 1608

Re: Adapting Tolkien

I think this is the quote that you are thinking of, which is also talked about in Carpenter's biography. SA back-wash from the Convention was a visit from an American film-agent (one of the adjudicating panel) who drove out all the way in a taxi from London to see me last week, filling 76 S[andfiel...
by TolkienJRR
Tue Mar 01, 2022 1:02 am
Forum: The Shibboleth of Fëanor
Topic: Adapting Tolkien
Replies: 15
Views: 1608

Re: Adapting Tolkien

Doug Anderson asked me to review the new book Adapting Tolkien: Proceedings of The Tolkien Society Seminar 2020 , edited by Will Sherwood for the Journal of Tolkien Research, and I thought folks might find it of interest. https://scholar.valpo.edu/journaloftolkienresearch/vol14/iss1/4/ Great summar...
by TolkienJRR
Sat Feb 05, 2022 7:11 pm
Forum: The Shibboleth of Fëanor
Topic: Arnor or Gondor?
Replies: 2
Views: 540

Re: Arnor or Gondor?

I'm not much on military matters, but I would have to say that the answer is Gondor. Arnor didn't last very long as an intact kingdom, quickly disintegrating into smaller, competing realms. And it was Gondor that sent aid to King Araphant of the North-Kingdom, to the wonder of both Men and Elves: ‘...
by TolkienJRR
Sat Feb 05, 2022 1:37 am
Forum: The Shibboleth of Fëanor
Topic: Arnor or Gondor?
Replies: 2
Views: 540

Arnor or Gondor?

My 11-year-old so has read The Hobbit and has recently started FOTR and the questions are rolling in. He loves the military aspects of Middle-earth He asked me who was stronger militarily at their peak, Gondor or Arnor, and I could not give him an answer because I don't know. Did Tolkien give us the...