The Notion Club Papers (NCPs) is an unfinished (posthumous) novel by JRR Tolkien. The Notion Club was a fantasy version of The Inklings. My overview of NCPs is at: http://notionclubpapers.blogspot.com/2012/07/a-companion-to-jrr-tolkiens-notion-club.html. I was winner of the Owen Barfield Award for Excellence 2018.
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.