Thursday, August 13, 2009

Tolkien's War Experiences

A post on how the horrors of World War I shaped the writings of one of the greatest authors of the twentieth century. Share


Brantigny said...

Thanks for the link Elena-Maria!

xavier said...

Maria Elena:
It's not well known by the casual reader that Tolkein was an artilleryman and survived the Somme. However, many of his friends were killed in WW I.
I've always regarded the huge battles in Lord of the rings to his imgainative retelling of the bloodbath