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The origins of Tolkien’s Middle Earth for dummies (book excerpt)

Many other books have been written about Tolkien and his works, but none have come close to providing the kind of reference needed to comprehend the world of Middle-earth. That’s what veteran Dummies author and unabashed Tolkien fan Greg Harvey… Continue Reading →

The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien – fragment

Vã oferim un fragment din lucrarea „Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien”, editatã de Humphrey Carpenter, mai exact primele 5 scrisori în ordinea din carte. The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien A selection edited by Humphrey Carpenter with the assistance of Christopher Tolkien… Continue Reading →

Invisibility in Middle-Earth: A Tentative Theory

by Gene Hargrove In the production/post production commentary for the prologue to the extended version of the Fellowship of the Ring (5:00), John Gilbert, the editor of the film, recounts that he initially did not include Isildur becoming invisible during… Continue Reading →

Review: Light Beyond All Shadow

by Marie-Noelle Biemer In June this year, the paperback edition of Light Beyond All Shadow: Religious Experience in Tolkien’s Work, edited by Paul E. Kerry and Sandra Miesel was published by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press and Rowman & Littlefield. The… Continue Reading →

Tolkien and the Musical Cosmogony

The closest friends, J.R.R. Tolkien & C.S. Lewis revealed in some of their literary writings a special preference for a kind of cosmogony (i.e. “creation of the world”) less known in Judaic and Christian Traditions. The Musical Cosmogony – this might be… Continue Reading →

Goblin feet (a poem by J.R.R. Tolkien)

This poem was publishd in a 1915 „Oxford poetry” book GOBLIN FEET by J.R.R. Tolkien (Exeter) I am off down the road Where the fairy lanterns glowed And the little pretty flittermice are flying : A slender band of grey… Continue Reading →

Tolkien’s „The Fall of Arthur” Now Out

Tolkien’s epic, unfinished poem, The Fall of Arthur, was released on Thursday 23rd May 2013. This previously unpublished and largely unknown version of the Arthur story starts with the legendary King Arthur going to war in „Saxon lands” before returning… Continue Reading →

The Door of Night

”Thus came it that the Gods dared a very great deed, the most mighty of all their works; for making a fleet of magic rafts and boats with Ulmo’s aid – and otherwise had none of these endured to sail… Continue Reading →

Necromancy and Shadow World

by Marek Wypych ( angolhir @ gmail . com ) “Dreadful is the power of the Necromancer“(1) Foreword This small essay deals with somewhat darker themes of Arda mythology, namely necromancy, as practiced by evil powers, and Shadow/Wraith World, parallel… Continue Reading →

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