JRR Tolkien and the Great War

Upstone, Sara (2014) JRR Tolkien and the Great War. In: Kingston Connections 2014; 21 - 29 Jun 2014, Kingston upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)


Drawing on Tolkien's three major works, this talk explores how Tolkien's traumatic experiences as a soldier during the First World War profoundly shaped his novels, creating new worlds that provided relief from the horrors of the 20th Century.

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