Tolkien expert at University of Oklahoma reflects on films, books
University of Oklahoma professor Janet Croft began reading J.R.R. Tolkien’s books when she was 7 and has done extensive research on the author and his work.
NORMAN — Janet Croft was 7 the first time she read J.R.R. Tolkien’s books, and she’s had a hard time putting them down since.
Croft, 51, is head of access services at the University of Oklahoma’s Bizzell Memorial Library. She is also an associate professor who has researched Tolkien and his work extensively over the past decade.
When Croft was growing up in Pennsylvania, Tolkien books captured her imagination in part because of the detail in the writing. Tolkien died in 1973 but not before writing books that are as...
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