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Which famous writer of fantasy served as the Merton Professor of English at Oxford University from 1995 to 1959?

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Asked by mohd yousuf, 14 Feb '08 03:07 pm
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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) was a major scholar of the English language, specialising in Old and Middle English. Twice Professor of Anglo-Saxon (Old English) at the University of Oxford, he also wrote a number of stories, including most famously The Hobbit (1937) and The Lord of the Rings (1954-1955), which are set in a pre-historic era in an invented version of the world which he called by the Middle English name of Middle-earth. This was peopled by Men (and women), Elves, Dwarves, Trolls, Orcs (or Goblins) and of course Hobbits. He has regularly been condemned by the Eng. Lit. establishment, with honourable exceptions, but loved by literally millions of readers worldwide.

In the 1960s he was taken up by many members of the nascent "counter-culture" largely because of his concern with environmental issues. In 1997 he came top of three British polls, organised respectively by Channel 4 / Waterstone's, the Folio Society, and SFX, the UK's leading science ficti ...more
Answered by jameel ahmed, 14 Feb '08 06:37 pm

 
  
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J.R.R.Tolkein
Answered by madhavi, 14 Feb '08 03:08 pm

 
  
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JRR Tolkein
Answered by Anil K Chugh, 14 Feb '08 05:00 pm

 
  
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