The theme of the evolution of characters touches one of the most important notes of our spiritual life Fabio Rosini

The exhibition dedicated to the creator of the Middle-earth epic has achieved unprecedented success in the capital.
Created to celebrate the fifty years since the death of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien and the first Italian edition of The Hobbit , the exhibition will now take place in Naples, Turin and Catania.

He was an Oxford professor, author of studies and publications that are still crucial in English literature, as well as father of the new mythology of the contemporary world. And, as such, one of the most famous and read writers globally.

“Tolkien was one of the most read writers in the world – stated the Minister of Culture Sangiuliano – who expressed important values ​​such as friendship,
solidarity and the defense of humanity. He also had relationships with Benedetto Croce."
From “The Lord of the Rings” to “The Hobbit”, from “Beren and Lúthien” to “The Silmarillion” and “The Fantastic Middle Ages”, Leoniana also offers:

John Ronald Tolkien, The Unpredictability of Good , preface by Fabio Rosini

Through a reconnaissance of the main points of the work and the protagonists, the author suggests the steps for a deep immersion in Tolkien's pages, to the point of touching on fundamental themes for everyone's life. In particular, we find there the certainty that History - not only in the epic sagas - is moved by the unexpected intervention of a character never named but always present, Providence, and by the often hidden heroism of the little ones, of the Hobbits: funny, prosaic and amazing creatures, so similar to us. Tolkien wrote to remind us that man,
«narrative animal», can be saved by a story, and by a touching story.

The Inklings. CS Lewis, JRR Tolkien, Charles Williams and Their Friends , by Humphrey Carpenter

CS Lewis, JRR Tolkien and their circle were part of an extraordinary cultural season in literature, especially before and during the Second World War, with Oxford as a backdrop. These authors, mostly already established as academics, gathered regularly in Oxford pubs to discuss and read aloud their works in progress. Jokingly referred to as "The Inklings," this group of intellectuals created such works as The Chronicles of Narnia, The Lord of the Rings, and the theological thrillers of Charles Williams, among many other masterpieces.
Carpenter has masterfully narrated the events of this cultural environment, drawing on unique materials, including diaries and unpublished writings, making his essay a fundamental text to fully understand these masters of fantastic narrative. The volume is considered his most successful work, so much so that in 1980 the author was awarded the "Somerset Maugham Award" for best biography.

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