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This page covers the author of Tales Before Tolkien: The Roots of Modern Fantasy.

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Douglas A. Anderson is a renowned Tolkien scholar whose expertise in the complicated textual history and evolution of both The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings has led to the inclusion of his essays on these topics in most editions of those work published in English since 1987.  He collaborated with Wayne G. Hammond on J. R. R. Tolkien: A Descriptive Bibliography.   With an expertise in the history of fantasy literature, he was instrumental in reintroducing the world to  E. A. Wyke-Smith's The Marvelous Land of Snergs, a children's fantasy that Tolkien cited as an influence on The Hobbit, and to such neglected writers as Kenneth Morris, Clemence Houseman, and Leonard Cline.   Anderson lives in southwestern Michigan. [from The Annotated Hobbit : rev. and exp. ed. (2002)

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