Letter to Hans-Jörg Modlmayr (1 March 1967)

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On 1 March 1967, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote a letter to Hans-Jörg Modlmayr.[1]

  • Subject: Discussion of German translations of Tolkien's works.
  • Publication: A quote from the letter appeared in the auction catalogue J.A. Stargardt Katalog 698.

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"... Excuse my delay in replying, I have been somewhat overwhelmed with work and domestic troubles. In the circumstances I felt it necessary to send your letter to the Foreign Rights Department of Allen & Unwin, who deal with all matters of translation for me. I should, of course, be particularly pleased to have a German translation, and I believe that discussions are proceeding between Allen & Unwin and German publishers. I have the translation of The Hobbit (Paulus Verlag) ..."

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