J R R Tolkien Bücher

The natur of Middle-earth will startseite topics including Elvish immortality, die geography von Gondor – und which races could grow beards


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JRR Tolkien, in his study punkt Merton College, Oxford, bei 1956. Photograph: Haywood Magee/Getty Images
JRR Tolkien, an his study weist Merton College, Oxford, an 1956. Photograph: Haywood Magee/Getty Images

A formerly unpublished collection des writings by JRR Tolkien, exploring the world des Middle-earth bei essays tackling topics varying from Elvish reincarnation to which personalities had beards, zu sein to be published following summer.

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The neu collection, which ist authorised über the Tolkien estate, wollen be dubbed The natur of Middle-earth, and will be published bei June by HarperCollins, which promised it would certainly “transport readers zurück to ns world von The Silmarillion, loose Tales und The Lord des the Rings”. Die publisher has released a host des previously unseen work von Tolkien, who died bei 1973, over the tonnage decade, including The Children des Húrin, Beren und Lúthien and The fall of Gondolin.

The Hobbit, Tolkien’s erste Middle-earth story, was published in 1937, with the Lord of the ring following an 1954 und 1955. Yet HarperCollins’ deputy posting director Chris schmied said die author continued kommen sie write about Middle-earth in the years that followed, right up until the years before his death.

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The natur of Middle-earth by JRR Tolkien. Photograph: HarperCollins“For him, Middle-earth was part of an entire world zu be explored,” said Smith, “and the writings in The natur of Middle-earth reveal ns journeys the he took together he sought zu better understand his distinctive creation.”

Smith said the neu collection was “a really treasure trove offering readers a wahrscheinlichkeit to kollege over professor Tolkien’s shoulder at die very momente of discovery: und on every page, Middle-earth zu sein once again brought to extraordinary life.”

Topics include Elvish immortality und reincarnation; the natur of ns Valar, ns god-like spirits des Middle-earth; ns lands und beasts of Númenor; die geography of the kingdom of Gondor; und even who had actually beards. Even if it is elves, hobbits und even dwarven frau could flourish beards has lang been subject of debate amongst fans.

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The writings möchte be edited über Carl f Hostetter, a Tolkien expert und head von the Elvish linguistic Fellowship who has been a computer engineer at Nasa since 1985. Hostetter previously worked with Tolkien’s youngest boy Christopher, who curated the author’s posthumous output till his death in January, age 95.