»The Telegraph« hat ein Interview mit JRR Tolkien von 22. März 1968 ausgegraben, das ich euch nicht vorenthalten möchte. Hier findet ihr den ganzen Artikel:

JRR Tolkien: ‚I never expected a money success‘

“It all began when I was reading exam papers to earn a bit of extra money. That was agony. One of the tragedies of the underpaid professor is that he has to do menial jobs. He is expected to maintain a certain position and to send his children to good schools. Well, one day I came to a blank page in an exam book and I scribbled on it. ‘In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.“
So kann’s gehen … 🙂