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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.

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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]

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