News for Dec. 20, 2001
J.R.R. Tolkien, the Oxford prof who changed the world of fantasy literature with his epic trilogy Lord of the Rings, died in 1973. But the beings he conjured decades before — from stately elves and grouchy dwarves to the hissing creature of corruption known as Gollum
— continue to thrive in popular imaginations. [More
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