Džon Ronald Rejel Tolkin u srpskohrvatskoj književnoj kritici
In this paper, the author presents the critical responses to the novels written by J.R.R. Tolkien, including all the relevant articles and reviews published in Serbo- Croat journals and periodicals, as well as the prefaces to their translations. The analysed critical commentaries deal mainly with Tolkien's most famous work - his trilogy The Lord of the Rings, while the rest of his fiction has received less attention in rather informative articles. Nevertheless, although Tolkien's fame in the examined period (ending in 1992, with the disintegration of the former Yugoslavia) was still not at the heights which it has reached lately - owing to the extremely popular films based on the first two parts of his trilogy - it can be concluded that the critical reception of his works was satisfactory. In spite of the fact that his two main novels were translated with an unforgivable delay, Tolkien was recognized by our critics as an important writer and his literary merit was fully acknowledged.
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