Tolkien’s two time-travel stories. The Lost Road and “The Notion Club Papers”, derive their mode of operation from a theory of time as a field proposed in 1927 by J.W. Dunne. This paper explores the relationship between Dunne’s theory and the fictive psychology of dream and memory that provides a working basis for Tolkien’s time travel.
"Tolkien's Experiment with Time: The Lost Road, "The Notion Club Papers" and J.W. Dunne,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 21
, Article 9.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol21/iss2/9
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