Tolkien’s Old Norse Influences w/ Dr. Ármann Jakobsson
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Today I chat with Dr. Ármann Jakobsson, Professor of medieval Icelandic literature at the University of Iceland. We discuss the ways in which Old Norse literature inspired the literary works of J.R.R. Tolkien.

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