The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien - Chapter 15, Letters of the 1960s Cont. Summary & Analysis

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The first of these is Letter #256 from Colin Bailey. He writes that he has crafted a new story: this one takes place about 100 years after Mordor has collapsed as a political organization. His main complaint about humans at this point is that Men seem too easily "satiated" by the good. He writes that something well worth constant rejoicing over proves to be a source of restlessness and discontent and that the boy children often play games of being the evil ones and running around being destructive. This letter is only one paragraph long. By July of 1964 JRR Tolkien has taken to typewriting because of how easily his handwriting turns illegible. He explains to the recipient that the relative formality of this should not be taken as an offense.

Letter#257 is far longer than the one...

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