The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien - Study Guide Chapter 14, JRR Tolkien as The Old Man Summary & Analysis

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Letter#253 is from 1964. The author is becoming an Old Man. He is in his 70s during this time. In this letter he alerts his publisher friend Rayner Unwin that he felt the loss of C.S. Lewis to come as a blow. In letter #257 JRR Tolkien informs Christopher Bretherton that he is a scientific philologist. He explains that this has been the case his entire life. He also explains that it is also true that he likes stories, and that this has also been true ever since his childhood. This makes it clear that there is a direct and strong connection between the Old Man and the boy, with all the ages in between sharing in the same connection. The author continues to show his adeptness with prose. His tone is engaging and...

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