J. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973)

British medievalist, professor at Oxford.

An Inkling, a colleague of C. S. Lewis and a friend of Barfield's, he was the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

Verlyn Flieger's Splintered Light: Logos and Language in Tolkien's World and Stephen Medcalf's "The Language Learned of Elves: Owen Barfield, The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings."