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Wayne G. Hammond

Autor/a de J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator

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Wayne G. Hammond, the co-author of "J.R.R. Tolkien: A Descriptive Bibliography," lives in western Massachusetts with his wife, Christina Scull. (Publisher Provided) Wayne G. Hammond was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors from Baldwin-Wallace College and mostra'n més received his Master of Arts in Library Science degree from the School of Library Science of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He married Christina Scull in December 1994. Hammond's publications include The Graphic Art of C.B. Falls (1982), J.R.R. Tolkien: A Descriptive Bibliography (1993), and Arthur Ransome: A Bibliography (2000). He is also the co-author or co-editor with his wife of numerous works by and about J.R.R. Tolkien. He has won a Clyde S. Kilby Research Grant from the Marion E. Wade Center, Wheaton College, and is a five-time winner of scholarship awards from the Mythopoeic Society. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys


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Roverandom (1925) — Editor — 2,339 exemplars
Gil, el pagès de Ham (1949) — Editor, algunes edicions1,741 exemplars
The Adventures of Tom Bombadil and other Verses from The Red Book (1962) — Editor, algunes edicions1,403 exemplars
Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth (2018) — Col·laborador — 313 exemplars
The Tolkien Treasury (2015) — Editor — 75 exemplars
The Great Tales Never End: Essays in Memory of Christopher Tolkien (2022) — Col·laborador — 42 exemplars
Osric the extraodinary owl — Pròleg — 2 exemplars
Mythlore LVIII (Vol.15, No.4, Summer 1989) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
The Tolkien Collector — Autor, algunes edicions1 exemplars
Mixed moss, 2021 (2021) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
The Arthur Ransome Society : transcripts from the literary weekends (1993) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions1 exemplars
The XVIII Mythopoeic Conference — Col·laborador, algunes edicions1 exemplars


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I recently reread (for the nth time, although for the first time in years) “The Lord of the Rings” along with this reader’s companion. If you are one of those people who became a LOTR fan in your youth, learned how to write in Elvish, love the Simarillion, and read the book many times, I highly recommend reading it again along with this commentary. It helped me appreciate even more how the depth of Tolkien’s academic scholarship permeates every word in LOTR. It also helped change my mind and I now consider Tolkien not only a great story teller and world builder, but an incredible writer. I even for the first time appreciate and enjoy his poetry.

I should add that 57 years after I first read LOTR, I appreciate even more his incredible world building, and his deep exploration of human psychology in a fantasy setting. He is truly the master of the genre and has never yet been surpassed. But he also deserves to be appreciated as a great writer, not just in his genre.

As a side note, perhaps it is related to my current age, but I now find LOTR incredibly sad and depressing. The commentary just helped deepen that feeling. I never before fully appreciated how Catholicism is such a pessimistic religion and how deeply it’s despairing view of human nature permeates Tolkien’s writing.
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aront | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | Sep 13, 2023 |
am secretly disappointed cuz but 5 stars for tolkien
profpenguin | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | May 3, 2022 |
Helps to show the development of Tolkien’s writing of The Hobbit and is rather wonderful really. I reread The Hobbit whilst reading this and it added enormously to the appreciation.
CarltonC | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Apr 5, 2022 |



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