December 3rd, 2020

Castlelake

ChristopherTolkien interview

Noodling about things Tolkien (inspired by the attempt to establish a literary center at one of his old houses) I came across this interview with Christopher Tolkien, which may be of interest. I particularly enjoyed the tidbit that JRR asked his opinion on whether he should change Sam Gamgee's name to Sam Goodchild and fortunately Chris said emphatically not.
I am reminded that Christopher Tolkien passed away January 16 of this year at the age of 94. He fortunately missed the woe of the pandemic. Many thanks to him for working a good part of his adult life to preserve and document his father's work. We owe him a lot.

https://www.tolkien.co.uk/interview-christopher-tolkien/