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After three years of hobbits, battles and drama, J.R.R. Tolkien's epic tale reached its cinematic climax this week. Join Neal Conan and his guests to trace Tolkien's path from Oxford, to the battlefields of the first world war, and to Middle Earth.


Daniel Grotta
*Author, J.R.R. Tolkien: Architect of Middle Earth: A Biography

Michael Drout
*Associate professor of English at Wheaton College
*Edited Tolkien's Beowulf and the Critics

Ursula K. Le Guin
*Author of The Earthsea Trilogy (among many other books)



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