Papers Real and Imaginary History in Lord of the Rings
Translation from Italian to English by Jimmy Bishop for Franco Manni.
Received here Feb. 17, 2008
First published in the magazine Terra di Mezzo, issue number 4, autumn 1996.
Reprinted in Franco Manni (editor), Mitopoiesi, Grafo Editore, Brescia, 2005.
Complexity of Tolkien's Attitude Toward the Second World War with
This paper was given by Franco Manni at a conference
Aug. 2005 at the 5Oth Anniversary Tolkien Conference in England,
for 700 people from dozens of countries. This was made more difficult
as he has some trouble with English, being Italian. A native speaker of
English helped him with the translation of this written version.
Received Feb. 21, 2006; Feb. 24, 2006 with 96 notes of bibliography.
Received June 21, 2005: a zip file labeled "Grafo -Editore, Mitopoiesi. Fantasia e Storia in Tolkien.zip".
Received March 1, 2006: Report in Italian on
the August 2005 Tolkien conference in Birmingham by Beppe Roncarie.and
Davide Cattaneo, with authorization to print it if it can be translated
to English, and authorization to print the short part by Franco Manni
about Birmingham and about his airplane problems. No Italian translator