The Notion Club Papers (NCPs) is a novel by JRR Tolkien - unfinished and unpublished during his lifetime. This blog focuses on the NCPs and JRRT, but includes material on the other Inklings. A mini-book on the Notion Club Papers has been compiled here: http://notionclubpapers.blogspot.co.uk/
Friday, 14 September 2012
Why did Tolkien hate allegory?
Because allegory takes 'real life' in this world and maps it onto a fantasy world - while Tolkien wanted to write a fantasy world that would map onto real life.
The Lord of the Rings is therefore an anti-allegory.