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Letter 337

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The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 337
RecipientMr. Wrigley
Date25 May 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.