Introduction In one of his many letters, J.R.R. Tolkien expressly wrote “I have never been able to enjoy Pickwick…” (Tolkien, 1990, p. 349). He was, of course, referring to the main character who gave his name to one of Charles Dickens’ most famous works: The Pickwick Papers. Uninteresting as it may have been to him, it is […]
Before the Music of the Ainur and the creation of Arda took place, Ilúvatar and the Ainur resided in the Void; but soon, “the echo of the music went out into the Void, and it was not void” (The Silmarillion, ‘Ainulindalë’).
Terminologies: Tolkienist = an individual who studies, and is a fan of the works of J.R.R Tolkien Ringer = an ardent reader of The Lord of the Rings – but more specifically, a fan of the films