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January 2013

Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit’

It’s been about a week and a half since I saw Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit, or to give it its full title, Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey … based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit … except where Jackson thought more battles and rabbit-drawn sleighs would improve on the …

J.R.R. Tolkien takes it to the Nazis on Arayanism

[Allen & Unwin had negotiated the publication of a German translation of The Hobbit with Rütten & Loening of Potsdam. This firm wrote to Tolkien asking if he was of 'arisch' (aryan) origin.] Dear Sirs, Thank you for your letter. …. I regret that I am not clear as to …