Tag: John Garth

Tolkien and the Great War

Tolkien and the Great War: The Threshold of Middle-earth by John Garth (HarperCollins, 2003) Garth’s knowledge of Tolkien’s writings leads at times to an overwhelming focus on the minutiae of his invented languages and mythology. The strictly biographical aspects are more accessible, giving a good sense of (educated) life pre- and during the First World War.