12 Jan, 2022
2022/1/12 16:57:51 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
As you may have noticed (from the blurb I provided), I read this book in draft. It's an important and insight-filled monograph, thoughtfully formed and elegantly written by a major Tolkien scholar in the making (or perhaps more accurately, in the revealing). Highly recommended.
3 Feb, 2022
2022/2/3 15:31:14 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I’m currently reading this and enjoying it very much. There are some terrific insights and I’ve always found what Tolkien left unsaid or unexplored to be as important as the things he elaborated - perhaps more so. Great book.
I’m reading it hard on the heels of Carl’s superbly edited “The Nature of Middle Earth”, which it seems to compliment in some ways. They both deal with “filling in the corners”, as Hobbits would say.