Aug. 9th, 2016

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Tolkien: The Lost Recordings on BBC iPlayer Radio

I was expecting more.  While it's great to hear Shippey in his usual combative form, and to learn that my old supervisor is still (mostly) unrepentant in his disdain for Tolkien, what I was looking for were some actual clips of, you know, Tolkien speaking.  And if those add up to two minutes in the entirety of the hour-long programme, then I'm a march hare.  However, I did find out that his answer to the professorial chair interview question of 'what do you think are your most important works' is : 'Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics', 'Chaucer as a Philologist' and 'On Fairy-stories'.  

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