Sagan om Tolkien
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Sagan om Tolkien (Swedish: The Fairy-tale of Tolkien or The Tolkien saga) is a Swedish-language book by Åke Ohlmarks, aftwerwards claimed by publishers (or the author?) to be the first biography in the world of J.R.R. Tolkien. In any case, it was the first biography on Tolkien to be published in Sweden.
From the back cover[edit | edit source]
The Fairy-tale of Tolkien tells the story of the peculiar creator of the tales of the Ring. Professor Åke Ohlmarks - the Swedish translator of Tolkien - presents a portrait of J.R.R. Tolkien, covering his life and works. The book also provides a commentary to the trilogy - about its creation, languages and sources. It is the first Swedish biography centered on the greatest story-teller of our century.
[Freely translated from Swedish]
- ↑ Ohlmarks, Åke (1978) Tolkiens arv, see the jacket text and p.11.