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Old 02-26-2019, 04:44 AM   #3920
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Originally Posted by maximus83 View Post
Yep that's a valid point about Tolkien's anti-allegory stance. ...
In that same area of the forward, he strongly reacts to a popular view in his day, that some thought his work was some kind of allegory about the war and the fight against Nazi Germany.

When what it actually was was an Anglo-Saxon retelling of the Kalevala, complete with its most "noble", "perfect" language being inspired by and modelled on the language of the Kalevala
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