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  1. CJRT’s offerings from his father’s legacy have spanned almost my entire adult life.

    JRRT died a fgew weeks after Iturned 18 in 1973. In 1975, the year I turned 20, came the first of Christopher’s releases of his father’s unpublished work, the translations of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo. Within a few years we had The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales. People have differing favorites from among the items in the 12 volumes of The History of Middle-earth; mine include The Notion Club Papers and Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth. 2018 gave us the final — I assume — CJRT/JRRT book, The Fall of Gondolin.

    When JRRT died in 1973, we could not have imagined the riches that his son would share with us.

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