Hoy es el día mundial de leer a Tolkien. Por si no fuera poco con ser el padre de la literatura fantástica y uno de los más grandes escritores de todos los tiempos, es también el autor de la, en mi opinión, historia de amor más bonita que se ha escrito jamás, la historia de Beren y Luthien. Tan bonita y tan especial, que cuando enviudó, en la lápida de Edith, su mujer, sólo pudo poner "Luthien" como forma de demostrar todo lo que había sido para él. Cuando el profesor murió años más tarde, sus hijos pusieron "Beren" en la lápida, en honor de su preciosa historia.
📗Dia de ler Tolkien🌲
Desde 2003 à partir de uma iniciativa da Tolkien Society, tornou-se uma tradição dos fãs de J.R.R.Tolkien lerem trechos de sua obra do dia 25 de Março.
✨Mas porque dia 25/03? Esta é a data que marca a queda de Sauron, o Senhor da escuridão, e o fim da Guerra do Anel. É o início da quarta era, o início da dominação dos homens na terra.
✒Nascido em 3 de Janeiro de 1892 John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, conhecido como J.R.R.Tolkien, participou da Primeira Guerra Mundial, foi um professor universitário e filósofo britânico, que recebeu o título de Doutor em Letras e Filologia pela Universidade de Liège e Dublin em 1954, e premiado autor de O Hobbit, O Senhor dos Anéis e O Silmarillion.
Em 1972 foi nomeado Comandante da Ordem do Império Britânico pela Rainha Elisabeth II.
📚Suas obras são um marco na história da literatura mundial, sendo O Senhor dos Anéis considerada A grande obra de fantasia de todos os tempos.
O legado de Tolkien inspirou e ainda inspira muitos outros grande autores de livros, filmes, quadrinhos e tudo o mais que envolve a Cultura Pop. Um grande exemplo, é George R.R.Martin, aclamado autor de As Crônicas de Gelo e Fogo que deu origem a série Game of Thrones, que é um exímio fã declarado da obra de Tolkien.
Para celebrar este dia, lerei o curtinho Mestre Gil de Ham que ainda não tive a oportunidade de ler.
E vocês já leram Tolkien? Qual o personagem favorito de vocês? O meu é o mago barbudo, Gandalf ❤
Leiam Tolkien e usem a tag #LeiaTolkien
The battle of the last alliance (post 1) :
Perceiving that his enemies of old had escaped the downfall,Sauron's wrath was great and in 3429 he launched an attack upon Isildur's fortress, Minas Ithil.Believing that Sauron had perished in the Downfall of Númenor,they were completely taken by surprise, Minas Ithil was taken, and the White Tree of Gondor that Isildur had planted there was burned.Nevertheless Isildur, his wife and children escaped, saving a seedling of the tree, too,and sailing down Anduin journeyed to Elendil's realm in Arnor.There Elendil and Gil-galad, High King of the Noldor forged the Last Alliance of Elves and Men to defeat Sauron ultimately. Meanwhile, Anárion held out in Gondor, defending Osgiliath and Minas Anor.
The Elves of Lindon led by Gil-galad and Círdan marched eastward and were awaited by Elendil at Amon Sûl. The combined host marched towards Imladris, where they joined with Lord Elrond, who was Gil-galad's herald,and acted as his second-in-command in the coming campaign.
The united host rested for about three years in Imladris,forging weapons and making plans.They crossed the Misty Mountains over many passes and marched down Anduin where they were joined by Dwarves from Khazad-dûm, Elves from Greenwood the Great led by Oropher and his son Thranduil, and Lothlórien Elves under Amdír.At the southern eaves of Eryn Galen, the host turned south-east and marched through desolate areas that had once been the Entwives' gardens. They, and probably the Entwives themselves, had been destroyed by Sauron to deprive the Alliance's forces of supplies.
The Alliance entered the vast plain outside Mordor where they were joined by Anárion's forces.There Sauron's host awaited them from the north-west.
Of the Dwarves, few fought upon either side; but the kindred of Durin of Moriafought against Sauron.
During preliminary skirmishing, Oropher and his Elves,being scantily equipped, rashly charged forward into the numerous Orc forces before Gil-galad had given the command, and suffered heavy casualties, including Oropher himself.( Continues in comment)
today, March 25th! 📖 "Tolkien and the mysterious"is the theme for 2019.
In 1938 when Tolkien was first beginning to write #TheLordoftheRings
, he also delivered a lecture at the University of St. Andrews in which he offered his views on the types of world that it is the office of fantasy, including his own epic, to "sub-create", as he calls it. Unlike our primary world of daily fact, fantasy's "Secondary Worlds" of the imagination must possess, he said, not only "internal consistency" but also "strangeness and wonder" arising from their "freedom from the domination of observed fact."
that is how Paul Kocher started his criticism ("Middle-earth: An Imaginary World?") of #JRRTolkien
- whose work is celebrated today by many around the world since @tolksoc
established the Tolkien Reading Day back in 2003.
~As I'm far away from my Tolkien books today, good thing this book of compiled Tolkien criticism (my sister's, but I gave it to her) and the excerpt above serves well for the theme.
I'll be reading my ebook copy of #FellowshipoftheRing
for more of the mysterious characters and creatures of Middle-Earth. (maybe I can post some for #MiddleEarthMarch
finally) anyway, Happy Tolkien Reading Day!👓📚
featured in the photos is our mysterious cat, Frankie. he likes #LOTR
, too. 🖤😺