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Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. Sort order. En morsom og fin diktsamling. Readers also enjoyed. About J. He was a close friend of C. Christopher Tolkien published a series of works based on his father's extensive notes and unpublished manuscripts, including The Silmarillion. These, together with The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings , form a connected body of tales, poems, fictional histories, invented languages, and literary essays about an imagined world called Arda, and Middle-earth within it.
Between and , Tolkien applied the word "legendarium" to the larger part of these writings. While many other authors had published works of fantasy before Tolkien, the great success of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings led directly to a popular resurgence of the genre. This has caused Tolkien to be popularly identified as the "father" of modern fantasy literature—or more precisely, high fantasy.
Tolkien's writings have inspired many other works of fantasy and have had a lasting effect on the entire field. In , The Times ranked him sixth on a list of "The 50 greatest British writers since ". Forbes ranked him the 5th top-earning dead celebrity in Religious influences J. Tolkien, was born in South Africa in , but his family moved to Britain when he was about 3 years old.
When Tolkien was 8 years old, his mother converted to Catholicism, and he remained a Catholic throughout his life. He wrote them letters each year as if from Santa Claus, and a selection of these was published in as The Father Christmas Letters. Tolkien was an advisor for the translation of the Jerusalem Bible. Tolkien once described The Lord of the Rings to his friend Robert Murray, an English Jesuit priest, as "a fundamentally religious and Catholic work, unconsciously so at first, but consciously in the revision.
In addition the saga includes themes which incorporate death and immortality, mercy and pity, resurrection, salvation, repentance, self-sacrifice, free will, justice, fellowship, authority and healing. In addition The Lord's Prayer "And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil" was reportedly present in Tolkien's mind as he described Frodo's struggles against the power of the "One Ring.
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Tolkien and published in The rest of the poems are an assortment of bestiary verse and fairy tale rhyme. Three of the poems appear in The Lord of the Rings as well. The book is part of Tolkien's Middle-earth legendarium. Auden considered Tolkien's best poem. It is a piece of metrical and rhythmical complexity that recounts a journey to a strange land beyond the sea. Drawing on medieval ' dream vision ' poetry and Irish ' immram ' [ citation needed ] poems the piece is markedly melancholic and the final note is one of alienation and disillusion.