The un-importance of News

[Tolkien], like his friend C.S. Lewis, regards ‘news’ as on the whole trivial and fit to be ignored, and they both argue (to the annoyance of many of their friends) that the only ‘truth’ is to be found in literature. However, they both enjoy the crossword.

J.R.R. Tolkien – A Biography, Humphrey Carpenter, 121.

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