Friday, March 9, 2012

Impertinent and irrelevant inquiries

Once before I called attention to Tolkien's response to the inquiry from a prospective German publisher of The Hobbit asking for evidence of his "Aryan descent." Letters of Note has posted it in its entirety, along with the historical context. Apparently it isn't known whether this letter was actually sent.

Letters of Note: I have no ancestors of that gifted people