In a message dated 6/2/01 11:39:05 AM Eastern Daylight Time, marcus@... writes:
> A book about Tolkien by Humphrey Carpentier was re-released last year. I
> don't remember the full title, but it is worth reading. It discusses
> Tolkien's fascination with language as a large part of his mythology.
> Sorry if this has been posted before.
There was a new edition of his biography of Tolkien last year, but that
doesn't contain anything about death and immortality, which was what was
asked about. Neither does his book _The Inkings_.
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The only other book that comes to mind is the new edition of _The Letters of Tolkien_ that was released. I don't have my copy handy, but I think Carpenter was an editor on that. It certainly contains some of Tolkien's thoughts on mythology, language, death and immortality. But, of course, it's not really *by* Carpenter.