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re: Tolkien, Kullervo, and Corey Olsen.

Heya folks!

National Public Radio (npr.org) has an article about Tolkien and his writing of The Story of Kullervo, a dark story I had never heard of, but one that seemed to charm The Professor.

Also, there is a short and thoughtful 2012 article by Corey Olsen called Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit.

As we are members of the Tolkien Society (a fact I have always been proud of), I figured these things, like many things Tolkien, are worth sharing here. =)

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Dannigan wrote:
Heya folks!

National Public Radio (npr.org) has an article about Tolkien and his writing of The Story of Kullervo, a dark story I had never heard of, but one that seemed to charm The Professor.

Also, there is a short and thoughtful 2012 article by Corey Olsen called Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit.

As we are members of the Tolkien Society (a fact I have always been proud of), I figured these things, like many things Tolkien, are worth sharing here. =)

Honor and fun,
Dannigan a.k.a. Gori "Mithrilfist" Brightforge =)


Thanks for this link, Dannigan. We brought up Kullervo several times when we discussed The Children of Hurin in the book club. This story was very influential in the Turin tale, though Tolkien made Turin charistmatic and handsome. I chuckled over how he barely passed his exams and switched his field of study :).
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Me too! I also liked how The Professor explained his "wild" attempt at learning Finnish. Such a creative fellow!

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