Post by Stormrider on Jan 16, 2020 16:11:39 GMT -6
What an undertaking he took on. I saw some of JRRT'S original manuscripts in Milwaukee a few years ago and that was staggering. Just reading bits and pieces of Sil, UT, Letters, etc myself, I can't imagine how much more there was to go thru (boxes and crates per this link).
We who read your father's works and love them are very grateful for your years compiling these other books into Arda and Middle Earth.
"You stand between me and my lord and kin. Begone, if you be not deathless! For living or dark undead, I will smite you, if you touch him!"
Post by Fredeghar Wayfarer on Jan 16, 2020 22:18:09 GMT -6
I was very sad when I heard about this. Ironically, I'm in the midst of reading one of Christopher's books, The Return of the Shadow. Here's what I posted on Facebook earlier:
R.I.P. Christopher Tolkien, son and literary executor of J.R.R. Tolkien. Fans owe him a huge debt of gratitude for editing and publishing his father's unfinished works and deepening our knowledge of Middle-earth. It's pretty wild that he was still engaged in that task well into his 90s and only just released his final book, The Fall of Gondolin, a couple years ago. That's dedication.
He has now sailed into the West and departed from the circles of the world. Namárië, Christopher. And thank you.