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Letter 337

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==Summary==
 
==Summary==
This fragment of a letter, dated [[May 25]], [[1972]], sent to a Mr. Wrigley. Wrigley had predicted that academics would be occupied with searching for sources to ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'' for several generations. Tolkien disagrees: he considers the particular use at a particular situation of any motive, whether invented, deliberately borrowed or unconsciously remembered the most interesting.
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A Mr. Wrigley had predicted that academics would be occupied with searching for sources to ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'' for several generations. Tolkien disagrees: he considers the particular use at a particular situation of any motive, whether invented, deliberately borrowed or unconsciously remembered the most interesting.
 
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Revision as of 11:09, 2 September 2010

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 337
RecipientMr. Wrigley
DateMay 25, 1972
Subject(s)Inspirations

Letter 337 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Summary

A Mr. Wrigley had predicted that academics would be occupied with searching for sources to The Lord of the Rings for several generations. Tolkien disagrees: he considers the particular use at a particular situation of any motive, whether invented, deliberately borrowed or unconsciously remembered the most interesting.