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Basil Bunting and J.R.R. Tolkien
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PublisherLondon: BBC Cassettes (BBC Study Tapes) (UK)
Jeffrey Norton Publishers, Suite L600, 96 Broad St., Guilford, CT 06437. Audio-Forum Label[1] (US)
FormatAudio Cassette

Basil Bunting and J.R.R. Tolkien is an audiobook which features interviews with J.R.R. Tolkien and Basil Bunting. There has been several suggestions on which interview being included:


  • American edition
    • Title: Basil Bunting and J.R.R. Tolkien
    • Series: The Authors Speaks
    • ISBN-10: 0884322998
    • ISBN-13: 9780884322993
    • Dimensions: 9.75"H x 7"W x 0.75"D; 0.5 lbs.
  • UK edition
    • Title: Interviews with Tolkien and Basil Bunting

Official description

On Side 1 is a rare interview, recorded in 1964, with J. R. R. Tolkien and Denis Gueroult about his imaginary world of "Middle Earth" and the languages he created for his characters in The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. Inventing languages was one of his childhood pastimes, while in his academic life at Oxford he was Professor of Anglo-Saxon and later of English Language and Literature. Tolkien's personality and his views on man, society and politics come across clearly in this illuminating conversation.


  1., as of 13 September 2010
  2. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: Reader's Guide, p. 824.
  3. Karen Chung, "Audio books (on tape and CD) available in the NTU Audio-Visual Library with occasional notes". Retrieved 13 September 2010.
  4. Perry C. Bramlett (2002), I Am in Fact a Hobbit: Appendix 6, p. 236.
  5. BestBookBuys, as of 13 September 2010.
  6., as of 13 September 2010.