Look away if worried about spoilers: Happy Ending of T's saga (incl. The Hobbit as seemingly lighter-weight genesis seed etc.) is actually so tragironic---Anti-Quest and sacrifice of magic is nec. to deliver from evil, but Middle Earth will become Western Europe, and the King is White Male Saviour, dominant species at last, and we all know how that's gone, and author, between the World War he barely survived, like some of his patched-up characters, and another WW just ahead, provides the one of this clearly enough that tragirony extends to and through order of race, species etc.. not to say it nec. absolves him from all other judgments/readings)(but that was my take on it when reading several years ago)
― dow, Monday, 1 February 2021 22:10 (two months ago) link
― dow, Monday, 1 February 2021 22:11 (two months ago) link
Provides the "tone* of this clearly enough
― dow, Monday, 1 February 2021 22:12 (two months ago) link
The Blind Owl is really something out of time, as is Journey by Moonlight. We should leave the Tolkien to ILE lol.
― xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 2 February 2021 00:21 (two months ago) link