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Content writer. Book lover. Writing movie reviews when bored. Tolkien addict who does not need therapy. A Javanese living in East Borneo.

  [Review]: Laughter in Middle-earth: Humour in and around the works of J.R.R. Tolkien

2 June 2021

Anyone without the slightest idea of how J.R.R. Tolkien was like in real life perhaps would assume that he was a stiff, serious professor-type; well-read and charming enough, but not exactly a humorous one, judging from his photos. This, of course, was a wrong assessment, since Tolkien was known for being quite a jolly figure, fond of laughter and even silly jokes. This was a person who threw sugar cubes to people’s hats from teahouse balconies with his date, went to parties dressed as a polar bear, and irritated his neighbors by dressing up as Anglo-Saxon warrior and chased them down the street.…

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