J. R. R. Tolkien  

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"Key critics [of fantastic literature] such as Rosemary Jackson, Christine Brooke-Rose, and Tzvetan Todorov all see Tolkien as beyond their parameters. Jackson’s work is largely concerned with fantasy elements within realist literature, while Todorov and Brooke-Rose see Tolkien as a creator of secondary worlds, no longer a fantasy writer, but a creator of the marvellous, placing him outside their studies." –- "Applicability and truth in The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion: readers, fantasy, and canonicity"(2002) by Sara Upstone

"Ever since I arrived at Cambridge as a student in 1964 and encountered a tribe of full-grown women wearing puffed sleeves, clutching teddies and babbling excitedly about the doings of hobbits, it has been my nightmare that Tolkien would turn out to be the most influential writer of the twentieth century. The bad dream has materialized."--Germaine Greer, W Magazine, Winter/Spring 1997

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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892 – 1973) was an English writer known as the author of the high fantasy works The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

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