venerdì 24 gennaio 2014

J.R.R. Tolkien. The Authorised Biography. edizione inglese

J.R.R. Tolkien: The Authorised Biography
di Humphrey Carpenter
1° ed. Economica 1978
Unwin Paperbacks, Londra

Quarta di copertina

“Rich and beautifully told”
Sunday Times

“Painstaking biography… absolutely fascinating”
Daily Mail

In this full-lenght, authorised biography, Humphrey Carpenter draws upon all of Tolkien’s private papers, diares and manuscripts, together with interviews with family and friends. He builds up a fascinating portrait of Tolkien’s childhood, adolescence and war service and recounts how Tolkien achieved high repute as a scholar and university teacher. Then quite suddenly Tolkien found himself the author of a bestselling children’s book, The Hobbit. Humphrey Carpenter follows the long and painful process of creation that produced The Lord of Rings and The Silmarillion and others a wealth of information about Tolkien’s life and word.

“Intelligent and sympathetic study”
The Listener

“Painstaking and often moving account”
Times Literary Supplement

Humphrey Carpenter’s plain, unvarnished tale is absolutely gripping”

Evening Standard

L’Appendice C con gli scritti pubblicati di J.R.R. Tolkien è aggiornata fino al 1977. Il volume presenta 14 fotografie in bianco e nero.