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My prefix is big in the Middle,
my infix is found at the end,
my suffix was once at the front,
my whole is what is involved.

Hint 1: My two anagrams, as a rebus

P|S|E A|p|r|i|l 1|5

Hint 2: An alternative fix, which doesn't use the literature tag

My prefix is one of the middle

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I believe the word being clued here is:

ENTAILED

My prefix is big in the Middle,

An ENT is a big tree-like creature in JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, which is set in Middle Earth.

my infix is found at the end,

A TAIL is found at the end of an animal, vehicle or other object.

my suffix was once at the front,

Something which LED was once at the front (e.g. of a race, a team, a tribe, etc.).

my whole is what is involved.

The word ENTAILED is a synonym for involved.

As for the hints:

1. The word 'ENTAILED' has two anagrams: DATELINE and LINEATED, which are represented here using the day's date with lines added...

2. An alternative prefix could be EN, one of the middle letters of the English alphabet (which is centred around M and N).

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    $\begingroup$ Perfect answer, thanks Stiv. $\endgroup$
    – Tom
    Apr 17 '20 at 11:51

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