Roundtable Discussion With Mel Duncan

Roundtable Discussion With Mel Duncan

Please enjoy this excerpt of a discussion with Mel Duncan. Mel grew up in Greenville, attending local schools and then Clemson. He has a passion for history, loves reading and following college sports. He is particularly fond of J. R. R Tolkien’s legendarium. In 2001 he married Lynda Robbins and the Lord has blessed them with three covenant children: Ford, Frances and Mary Elizabeth.

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Eden, The Spoiling of Middle-Earth, and Hope

In the afterword of Ents, Elves, and Eriador: The Environmental Vision of J.R.R. Tolkien, Tom Shippey writes:

“In a letter he wrote to his son Christopher in 1945, Tolkien remarked, ‘certainly there was an Eden on this very unhappy earth. We all long for it, and are constantly glimpsing it’ (Letters, 110). He provided many glimpses of it himself.

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