Collector's Guide Table of Contents
8 minutes ago
2 hours 21 minutes ago
8 hours 45 minutes ago
10 hours 19 minutes ago
10 hours 56 minutes ago
13 hours 25 minutes ago
13 hours 32 minutes ago
14 hours 10 minutes ago
|Re: Is the old Sillmarrillion in BOLT the same as the new one?|
Subject: Re: Is the old Sillmarrillion in BOLT the same as the new one?
by Urulöké on 2009/2/3 9:12:22
An interesting post touching on this topic was recently made over at Michael Martinez' blog:
http://tolkien-studies.com/blog/index ... es_there_is_an_official_t
The Silmarillion is not, as some people have argued, in any way a rewrite of The Book of Lost Tales. J.R.R. Tolkien certainly carried forward ideas for characters, themes, and plots but he started his legend-making anew and in no way expressed any intention to incorporate The Book of Lost Tales into his legendarium.
It is a great article, about how Wikipedia (and really, any Tolkien wiki online) suffers from trying to apply too much "canon" to an author who clearly never finished editing and re-editing his world.