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Tolkien's work, after an initially mixed [[wikipedia:Reception of J. R. R. Tolkien|reception]] by the literary establishment, has been the subject of [[wikipedia:Themes of The Lord of the Rings|extensive analysis of its themes]] and origins. [[wikipedia:Tolkien's influences|Influences]] on this earlier work, and on the story of ''The Lord of the Rings'', include [[wikipedia:philology|philology]], mythology, religion, earlier fantasy works, and [[wikipedia:J. R. R. Tolkien#First World War|his own experiences in the First World War]]. ''The Lord of the Rings'' in its turn has had a great effect on modern fantasy.
Tolkien's work, after an initially mixed [[wikipedia:Reception of J. R. R. Tolkien|reception]] by the literary establishment, has been the subject of [[wikipedia:Themes of The Lord of the Rings|extensive analysis of its themes]] and origins. [[wikipedia:Tolkien's influences|Influences]] on this earlier work, and on the story of ''The Lord of the Rings'', include [[wikipedia:philology|philology]], mythology, religion, earlier fantasy works, and [[wikipedia:J. R. R. Tolkien#First World War|his own experiences in the First World War]]. ''The Lord of the Rings'' in its turn has had a great effect on modern fantasy.


''The Lord of the Rings'' has since been reprinted many times and [[wikipedia:translations of The Lord of the Rings|translated into at least 56 languages]]. The enduring popularity of ''The Lord of the Rings'' has led to numerous references in popular culture, the founding of many societies by [[wikipedia:Tolkien fandom|fans of Tolkien's works]],<ref>{{cite news |last=Gilsdorf |first=Ethan |url=http://travel.nytimes.com/2007/03/23/travel/escapes/23Ahead.html |title=Elvish Impersonators |newspaper=[[wikipedia:The New York Times|The New York Times]] |date=23 March 2007 |accessdate=3 April 2007 |url-status=live |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20071205101604/http://travel.nytimes.com/2007/03/23/travel/escapes/23Ahead.html |archivedate=5 December 2007}}</ref> and t
''The Lord of the Rings'' has since been reprinted many times and [[wikipedia:translations of The Lord of the Rings|translated into at least 56 languages]]. The enduring popularity of ''The Lord of the Rings'' has led to numerous references in popular culture, the founding of many societies by [[wikipedia:Tolkien fandom|fans of Tolkien's works]],<ref>{{cite news |last=Gilsdorf |first=Ethan |url=http://travel.nytimes.com/2007/03/23/travel/escapes/23Ahead.html |title=Elvish Impersonators |newspaper=[[wikipedia:The New York Times|The New York Times]] |date=23 March 2007 |accessdate=3 April 2007 |url-status=live |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20071205101604/http://travel.nytimes.com/2007/03/23/travel/escapes/23Ahead.html |archivedate=5 December 2007}}</ref> and the publication of many books about Tolkien and his works. It has [[wikipedia:Works inspired by J. R. R. Tolkien|inspired numerous derivative works]], including artwork, music, films, television, [[wikipedia:Middle-earth in video games|video games]], and board games, helping create and shape the modern fantasy genre, within which it is considered [[wikipedia:List of novels considered the greatest|one of the greatest books of all time]].


== Article by Francesco Gnagni ==
== Article by Francesco Gnagni ==