Contributor: James Moffett

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 […]

Posted by on 8 June 2014

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

About the Author: James Moffett
James has been an avid fan of Middle-earth after witnessing its cinematic creation in The Fellowship of the Ring, back in 2001. He currently runs the blog 'A Tolkienist's Perspective': delving into the intricacies of Middle-earth and trying to understand Tolkien's intentions, aspirations and influences. At the same time, he also posts about the author's more academic works and aspires to write his own recognised contribution in the field of Tolkien studies.