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The Silmarillion

READER RECOMMENDATION

J.R.R. Tolkien did not live to see the publication of his grandest work, The Silmarillion. In it, he lays out the creation myths and history of his fantasy universe, only a part of which included Middle Earth. Its deep parallels with the Old Testament make one rethink all the foundational literature of the West.

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