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Tolkien on Tolkien

Tolkien on Tolkien is the title of a newspaper article published in Diplomat, New York, vol. 18, no. 197 (October 1966). The article is a text composed from elements contained in J.R.R. Tolkien's autobiographical statement prepared for Houghton Mifflin[note 1] and three paragraphs from a 1963 letter to Nancy Smith.

"Tolkien on Tolkien" is analyzed in The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: Reader's Guide (by Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull).[1]


  1. Printed in J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 165, (undated, written June 1955).


  1. "Tolkien on Tolkien" (forum thread) at Tolkien's Collector's Guide (accessed 6 February 2010)