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An epic friendship

The American Legion, By Paul Glader,

In his recent book, “A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War: How J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis Rediscovered Faith, Friendship, and Heroism in the Cataclysm of 1914-1918,” scholar and author Joseph Loconte explores how the experience of combat during World War I influenced the lives and literary careers of Lewis and Tolkien. They became scholars at Oxford University, met in 1926 and forged a friendship that enriched both writers. They produced epic tales of heroism in the face of great evil: Tolkien wrote “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings,” while Lewis wrote “The Chronicles of Narnia,” “The Space Trilogy” and many other works.

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