How J.R.R. Tolkien Found Mordor on the Western Front – The New York Times

“Tolkien used the language of myth not to escape the world, but to reveal a mythic and heroic quality in the world as we find it. Perhaps this was the greatest tribute he could pay to the fallen of the Somme.”

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