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(Biography) J(ohn) R(onald) R(euel). 1892–1973, British philologist and writer, born in South Africa. He is best known for The Hobbit (1937), the trilogy The Lord of the Rings (1954–55), and the posthumously published The Silmarillion (1977)
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(ˈtoʊl kin, ˈtɒl-)

J(ohn) R(onald) R(euel), 1892–1973, English novelist and philologist, born in South Africa.
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It all began in 1892, when John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born in South Africa, moving with his mother to England when he was around four years old.
SKINS star Nicholas Hoult has been filming in Liverpool city centre for a new biopic of Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkien.
Tolkien as he finds love, friendship and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts.
With painstaking care, this father-and-son duo examine Tolkien as environmentalist, displaying the extent to which Tolkien designed his mythos -- down to the plant life.
Beren and LE[bar]thien" was edited by Tolkien's third son and literary executor, Christopher Tolkien, now aged 92, who was also responsible for other posthumously published writings such as "The Silmarillion," "Unfinished Tales," and "The History of Middle-earth.
Tolkien (1892-1973) could be particularly inspiring for leaders.
At the age of three, Tolkien visited England with his mother and brother on holiday, but then his father died suddenly, leaving the family without an income.
Tolkien poems have mysteriously surfaced in an old school magazine - one revealing an early version of a Lord of the Rings character.
The Hobbit Party: The Vision of Freedom That Tolkien Got, and the West Forgot
Tolkien, Risden discusses Tolkien as scholar, narrator, stylist; heart of darkness, heart of light: externalizing the internalized quest; the world of the text and the expanding waste land; Tolkien on heroism: Beorhtnoth, Aragorn, and Arthur; epic, fairie, and myth: the mortal and the monstrous body; Tolkien and myth: orientalism and occidentalism; good and evil, choice and control; and teaching Tolkien and his world and why he matters.
Almost 90 years after JRR Tolkien translated the 11th-century poem Beowulf, The Lord of the Rings author's version of the epic story is to be published for the first time in an edition which his son Christopher Tolkien says sees his father "enter[ing] into the imagined past" of the heroes.