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Letter 337

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 337
RecipientMr. Wrigley
Date25 May 1972
Subject(s)Inspirations

Letter 337 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

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A Mr. Wrigley had predicted that academics would be occupied with searching for sources to The Lord of the Rings for several generations. Tolkien feared that he was right, but considered the particular use at a particular situation of any motive, whether invented, deliberately borrowed or unconsciously remembered the most interesting.