Reception Of J. R. R. Tolkien
The works of J. R. R. Tolkien, most notably The Lord of the Rings (1954/55), have exerted considerable influence since their publication. A culture of fandom sprang up in the 1960s, but reception by the establishment of literary criticism has been slower. Nevertheless, academic studies on Tolkien's works have been appearing at an increasing pace since the mid-1980s.
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