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Letter to L. Sprague de Camp

On 30 August 1964, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote a letter to L. Sprague de Camp.[1]

  • Subject: Tolkien writes about his opinion of the contributions to the anthology Swords & Sorcery.
  • Publication: Quotes from the letter were published in Mythlore 50.


all the items seem poor in the subsidiary (but to me not unimportant) matters of nomenclature. Best when inventive, least good when literary or archaic
—J.R.R. Tolkien[1]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 622