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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)
ˌTolkienˈesque adj
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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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Tolkien, a man so intimately related to words and language and even fame and notoriety, lived such a quiet life of faithfulness.
Tolkien. "To ask if the Ores 'are' Communists is to me as sensible as asking if Communists are Ores" (Tolkien 2006: 262).
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