“There’s No Invention In The Void.” J. R. R. Tolkien On His Inspiration For “The Lord of the Rings” Universe
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“The Lord of the Rings” is not consciously based on anything but a complete “invention,” like the supposed Elvish languages. But there is no “invention” in the void, and naturally in digested form I am indebted to the myths and legends of literature.
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Acknowledging the debt for the unconsciously digested ideas.
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