John Jethro Rashbold
|John Jethro Rashbold|
|Affiliation||The Notion Club|
John Jethro Rashbold (born in 1965) was a member of the Notion Club.
Rashbold was an undergraduate at Magdalen College in Oxford. He was a classical scholar and an apprentice poet, and was introduced to the Club by Philip Frankley, to whom he was much attached.
The name Rashbold is a play on J.R.R. Tolkien's own surname. It is a rough translation of Tolkien (from German Toll-kühn) which means "foolhardy".
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Sauron Defeated, "Part Two: The Notion Club Papers: Foreword and List of Members"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Sauron Defeated, "Part Two: The Notion Club Papers: Introduction"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 165, (undated, written June 1955)