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New York Times Book Review. 1955. ReprintThe New York Times Book Review
Editor unknown
January-June 1955
Collected Edition 1970
The New York Times/Arno Press
New York
ISBN: None
Illustrated throughout
Hammond Page Ref.: None

In and Out of Books by Harvey Breit (see 5 June 1955 issue, p.8) includes extracts from a letter to a representative of The New York Times answering questions such as "What makes you tick" - to which Tolkien replied "I do not tick. I am not a machine. (If I did tick, I should have no views on it, and you had better ask the winder".)

Tolkien was unhappy about the selective use made of his responses to the series of questions.

Reprinted in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien - see prefatory notes to Letter 165.

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