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Author Quotes: Guy Davenport On Tolkien's Bluegrass Shire

“The closest I have ever gotten to the secret and inner Tolkien was in a casual conversation on a snowy day in Shelbyville, Kentucky. I forget how in the world we came to talk of Tolkien at all, but I began plying questions as soon as I knew that I was talking to a man who had been at Oxford as a classmate of Ronald Tolkien’s. 703 more words


KListen: Shire "I Used to LovHer"

We should probably only post music on thursdays since all the KListen songs so far have been throwbacks. Now we promised not to post another 90s joint, so we are taking it back to 2008 with this one. 125 more words


Page 1031 - "At last the three companions turned away..."

This ends now.

Sam, Merry, and Pippin ride home in silence. Merry and Pippin ride on ahead once they arrive back in the Shire, and Sam returns to Bag End. 461 more words


Page 1030 - "...Far Downs, and to the Towers, and looked..."

I started to feel the first pangs of emotion when reading/typing today’s page. This probably won’t be startlingly hard for me, but something feels so final about this. 418 more words


Page 1029 - "'...I think I am quite ready to go on another journey.'"

Yes, one more journey. No, we won’t be following it closely. Frodo’s leaving.

Having never found true happiness back in the Shire, Frodo intends to leave Middle-earth on a ship with the elves and Bilbo. 328 more words


Page 1028 - "It was evening, and the stars were glimmering..."

So, when I thought we had our last song, and a nice bit of symmetry, I was wrong. Frodo sings softly to himself, followed by a response from elves in the forest. 467 more words


Page 1027 - "...thin wavering hand..."

This page moves by fast. Frodo and Sam are looking at the Red Book, full of Bilbo’s and Frodo’s stories. Its title page is a mess of scratched out ideas. 379 more words