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David Day

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in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada


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David Day (b. 14 October 1947 in Victoria, British Columbia) is a Canadian author of over forty books: poetry, natural history, ecology, mythology, fantasy, and children's literature. Internationally he is most notably known for his literary criticism on J. R. R. Tolkien and his works.

After finishing high school in Victoria, British Columbia, Day worked as a logger for five years on Vancouver Island before graduating from the University of Victoria. Subsequently he has travelled widely, most frequently to Greece and Britain.

Day has published six books of poems for adults and ten illustrated children's books of fiction and poetry. His non-fiction books on natural history include The Doomsday Book of Animals, The Whale War, Eco Wars: a Layman

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Tolkien: A Dictionary

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The Heroes of Tolkien

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The World of Tolkien

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The Dark Powers of Tolkien

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“Both [Satan and Melkor/Morgoth] are loud in their defiance, claiming that they would "rather rule in hell than serve in heaven". One might have admired these rebel angels if one believed their defiance was in the name of liberty- however, both lied. Their rebellions were only provoked by envy and the usurpers' wishes to take the perceived tyrants' place. Never were two more natural tyrants than Morgoth and Satan.”
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“The castle, and all it represents, will always be with us. Once it was born, once the stone was made living, the repository of power made real, the idea could never be unmade. Even if all the castles of all the world were destroyed, in the minds of men they would be built anew; the wizard called imagination would raise high walls and towers out of ruins.”
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“Much as people might like to stress their attachment to particular territories, all societies have originally come from somewhere else to live in the lands they presently occupy. Moreover, the future will see some of them move elsewhere, in whole or in part, or be transformed over time by the immigration of other peoples into their midst. People can reconcile themselves to these often beneficial changes by recognizing that no society has ever had the exclusive possession of their land for all time and by acknowledging that the world is not only the ancestral land of us all but will remain as the wider homeland of everyone.”
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