MagicCon 7 | Vortrag | Schatten der Magie (Lesung)
Schatten der Magie
15. March 2024
Tolkien, Christian author?
20. May 2024
MagicCon 7 | Vortrag | Schatten der Magie (Lesung)
Schatten der Magie
15. March 2024
Tolkien, Christian author?
20. May 2024
MagicCon 7 | Vortrag | Der postmortale Tolkien

MagicCon 7 | Vortrag | Der postmortale Tolkien

If you were to look at a list of Tolkien’s works at the time of his death and compare it with a current one, you would have every reason to be surprised: Most of Tolkien’s books were only published after his death.

It is not the case that other people continued to write under his name and turned drafts he left behind into books, as is sometimes the case. But it is also not always the case that existing manuscripts were only slightly revised before being published. And of course it is not the case that J.R.R. Tolkien wrote many more books after his death.

But one Tolkien was still quite active: his son Christopher had been declared literary executor by J.R.R. and was allowed to decide what else should be published and in what form. This resulted in a flood of books that are all slightly different, but also have some overlaps. This lecture is intended to give a rough overview of what can be found where, and what is suitable for whom.

Lecturer: Dr. Christian Weichmann
Duration: 60 min  -  The Lecture will be held in: german

Dr. Christian Weichmann studied physics and works as a technical software developer in the railroad sector. He lives in the Eifel near Lake Laach. But what is more important for MagicCon is that he is an early member of the German Tolkien Society. He is also a member of the Austrian, British and Dutch Tolkien Societies.

He has often given talks at cons and seminars on a wide variety of topics. He often tries to shed light on the non-Middle-earth aspects or the lesser-known works of Tolkien in order to counteract the sometimes somewhat one-sided view of the Professor.

https://www.journal-of-the-whills.de/

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