Editor says, in Norman Spinrad's 1972 novel "The Iron Dream" Adolf Hitler becomes a pulp fiction author who expresses his war-time traumas in the story-within-a-story fantasy novel "Lord of the Swastika". But what if a fantasy novelist had expressed his war-time traumas by his political actions in high office? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s).
Editor says, in later years, Tolkien indignantly declared that those who searched his works for parallels to the Second World War were entirely mistaken: "One has indeed personally to come under the shadow of war to feel fully its oppression; but as the years go by it seems now often forgotten that to be caught in youth by 1914 was no less hideous an experience than to be involved in 1939 and the following years. By 1918 all but one of my close friends were dead". Richard Roper adds ~ In his writings it's said "The Shire is meant to be an idealised picture of England. The Orks were the Nazis". Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.