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Realism in the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien and John Everett Millais

To the average reader, few things are as nonsensical as the introduction of mythological or fantastical beings or settings into a work of fiction or art. 899 more words

J.R.R. Tolkien

Quote of the Day

“And what would you do, if an uninvited dwarf came and hung his things up in your hall without a word of explanation?” – An Unexpected Party, The Hobbit.

The Fellowship of the Ring: Five Wise and Profound Quotes

On this day in 1954, J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring was first published. It’s the first book of the Lord of the Rings  634 more words


2016 Tolkien Calendar Illustrated by Tove Jansson

According to The Tolkien Society, the Official Tolkien Calendar for 2016 will be released tomorrow, July 30, 2015. The calendar is illustrated by Tove Jansson, a Finnish visual artist and author. 201 more words


Great Borderlands and frontiers in novels - Part 1 : Fantasy

For the past week and a half I’ve been staying in a small cottage up in the wild hills of Northumberland, one of England’s two counties that lie on the border with Scotland.  648 more words


A Friends' Night Out, A Change Of Heart And A Blog TItle

Why “Refracted Light”?

The title of this blog is taken from one of my favorite writings by one of my favorite authors. It’s an excerpt from… 634 more words