Lot 149* - A164 Books - Saturday, 23. March 2013, 10.00 AM

Tolkien, John Ronald Reuel, Schriftsteller (1892-1973).

Maschinenschr. Brief mit eigenh. Anrede u. Unterschrift.
Oxford, 14. Juni 1973. 4°. 2 eins. beschr. Bll.

Inhaltsreicher Brief an die italienische Übersetzerin des "kleinen Hobbit", Elena Jeronimidis: "With regard to the names of mythological creatures, elves, gnomes, trolls etc., it is I think no use trying to search for words in another language to translate them. I should have thought it would be best to do what English (for example) has done: simply borrow the words with slight adaption to the language of translation. The actual story must then reveal to the readers what kind of creatures they are."

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