L. Sprague de Camp
de Camp and Tolkien
In July 1964, de Camp sent J.R.R. Tolkien a copy of his anthology Swords and Sorcery. Tolkien sent a letter to de Camp in August 1964, expressing his opinion about the stories. In February 1967, de Camp and Alan E. Nourse visited Tolkien for an interview:
- "[Tolkien] said he found [the anthology] interesting but did not much like the stories in it [...] We sat in the garage for a couple of hours, smoking pipes, drinking beer, and talking about a variety of things. Practically anything in English literature, from Beowulf down, Tolkien had read and could talk intelligently about. He indicated that he 'rather liked' Howard's Conan stories."
- ― Literary Swordsmen and Sorcerers, pp. 243-4
- Critique of "Distressing Tale of Thangobrind the Jeweler"
- L. Sprague de Camp 30 August 1964 (letter)
- ↑ "Swords & Sorcery (Seller ID 000971)", Tolkien Bookshelf (accessed 9 January 2012)
- ↑ Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 622
- ↑ Dale Nelson, "Howard, Robert E. (1906-36)", in J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia (Michael D.C. Drout, ed.), p.287
- ↑ Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 688