The Lord of the Rings and Consolation Concerning Death

Along with the fear of heights and of public speaking, thanatophobia — the fear of death — usually makes most Top Ten Fears lists. Given the grim statistic that one […]

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A Passage to Something Better

It is mainly concerned with Death, and Immortality. J.R.R. Tolkien, commenting on The Lord of the Rings in a letter, October 14, 1958. Here are beauties which pierce like swords […]

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