Reproduces a letter from Tolkien to Dr. Herbert Schiro (later included in Letters, but at this time previously unpublished). Discusses Tolkien’s assertion that The Lord of the Rings is at heart about death and the desire for deathlessness, and speculates on its survival as a literary classic.
""Death and the Desire for Deathlessness","
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 3
, Article 4.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol3/iss2/4