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Endòre #1

  • April 1999
  • Editorial - A balance and a relaunching, by Endòre (A history of the magazine. This is the first issue with this name, but the staff is the same who made issues 1-7 of former Terra di Mezzo (TdM), a magazine of the Italian Tolkien Society, and there is a substantial continuity. Report of staff members and contributors)
  • Articles
  • Apologia of Mîm the Petty-dwarf, by Paolo Barbiano di Belgiojoso (An apologia of the notorious dwarf. Which is the truth about the end of the Petty-dwarves ? Was it a genocide ? Mîm’s personality and behaviour: different points of view. Why did Tolkien introduce such an unpleasant character?)
  • Political and institutional structures in Middle-Earth: Bree-land, by Carlo Stagnaro (Second instalment of a survey which began in Terra di Mezzo No. 7 (the Shire). Bree-land: an example of successful racial "melting pot". Halfway between an alpine village and genuine America)
  • Frodo’s friends, by Giuseppe Roncari (Friendship was the force which destroyed the kingdom of Sauron. Gandalf’s example. Frodo’s best friend, Bilbo. Way friends (Aragorn, Glorfindel…). Sméagol: an unlikely friend. Near till the end: Sam)
  • Gollum between ups and downs, by Roberto Di Scala (The power of the Ring upon its bearers. Light and shade in a journey trough evil: the life of Gollum. Frodo as a counterpart of Sméagol)
  • Publishing Tolkien (Italian translation of Rayner Unwin’s article, from Proceedings of the J.R.R. Tolkien Centenary Conference).
  • Less noise and more green (Italian translation of Patrick Curry’s article, from Proceedings of the J.R.R. Tolkien Centenary Conference).
  • Forum
  • Dear Editor …(Letter from Carlo Stagnaro apologizing for some errors in his article in TdM No. 7)
  • Dear Editorial Staff …(Letter from Alberto Quagliaroli ("Alqua") who writes about the part played by Tolkien’s work in his religious experience)
  • From the received letters (Letter from an unknown reader about Internet & Tolkien)
  • Favorite characters and passages (Some readers write about their favorite characters and passages in Tolkien’s works)
  • Tolkien in England, by Nicola Farinelli (The famous Waterstone poll, and the BBC list of the 100 greatest artist of this century)
  • Barnabas Proudfoot’s corner (Errors and misprints in the italian translation of Tolkien’s works. A reader signalize some of them and Barnabas "pedantic" Proudfoot thanks)
  • The door, by Lorenzo Daniele (Continuation of an article begun in TdM No 6. The experience of Daniele’s first reading of the * LotR: crossing the door opened by it. Looking at living creatures with different eyes)
  • Round-table: Tolkien’s characters (Writing out of a midsummer afternoon‘s discussion among staff members, at editor’s home)
  • Favorite and less favorite characters in Tolkien works. (Different interpretations and points of view) * Possible sources.
  • Announcements (Amongst other things: Tolkien bow targets designed by Lorenzo Daniele (artist and bowman))
  • Fiction
  • Root and branch (Italian translation of Alex Lewis’s story, from Nigglings)
  • Il Verdecammino, by Enrico Imperatori (Poem about the Greenway)
  • Reviews
  • Tolkien and comic-strips, by Nicola Farinelli (Tolkien quotations and *** Tolkien inspired stories in italian comic-strips)
  • Of spears and rings, by Fiorenzo Delle Rupi (Comparision between *** Tolkien’s world and the saga of Dragonlance)
  • J.R.R.Tolkien: The Peoples of Middle-Earth, by Franco Manni (Review of the last volume of The History of Middle-Earth)
  • Andrea Occhino: Visioni fantastiche (Fantasy visions), by Franco Manni (Review of a booklet about fantasy movies)
  • The LotR at the cinema, by Agostino Maiello (Why not ? Suggestions to make a (decent) movie out of the LotR)
  • Reiff and Hall: An evening in Rivendell, by Edoardo Sbaffi (Review of the Danish CD with Tolkien’s inspired music)
  • Emilia Lodigiani: Invito alla lettura di Tolkien (Invitation to read Tolkien), by Carlo Stagnaro (Review of one of the (few) good critical essays in Italian about Tolkien)
  • Robert Foster: The complete guide to Middle-Earth, by Paolo Barbiano di Belgiojoso (Review of Foster’s fundamental guide)
  • Columns
  • J.R.R.Tolkien’s opinion about, by Franco Manni (A fictitious (but likely) conversation of J.R.R. Tolkien about his tastes)
  • Quenya, by Edoardo Sbaffi (Linguistic section. In this number an analysis of the Oath of Cirion and Eorl)
  • Internet corner, by Andrea Alberici (Tolkien MUDs. An exploration of Hobbiton in the Web)
  • Gollum’s Cave, by Edoardo Vitto e Fabio Bono (Column by Edoardo Vitto e Fabio Bono. In this number: a Middle-Earth six hands story and some very good Lorenzo Daniele’s "Ringddles" (in the dark))
  • Mathom, by Riccardo Moretti (Tolkien inspired miniature figures. Mithril Miniatures)
  • The Hobbiton Library, by Enrico Imperatori (Eighth installment of a bibliography about books on and of Tolkien.
  • The Archives of Minas Tirith, by Giuseppe Roncari (The theme of hero’s recognition in Tolkien’s works)
  • MERP
  • The ghosts of the mountain, by Enrico Clementel (Middle-Earth Role Playing adventure)
  • Artwork
  • Gollum, by Lorenzo Daniele
  • Treebeard, by Lorenzo Daniele
  • The Argonath, by Lorenzo Daniele
  • Dragon Helm, by Lorenzo Daniele
  • A door of Moria, by Lorenzo Daniele
  • Moria, by Franca Montesin
  • Galadriel and Melian in Doriath, by Lorenzo Daniele
  • "Sarumanians", by Lorenzo Daniele
  • Barrow-wights, by Lorenzo Daniele
  • Isildur at the Gladden Fields, by Lorenzo Daniele
  • The Seven Fathers of the Dwarves, by Lorenzo Daniele
  • Palantír, by Lorenzo Daniele
  • Discussion between Frodo and Boromir, by Marcello Maestrini
  • Sam Cooking, by Marcello Maestrini
  • Gandalf Finds Out Sam, by Marcello Maestrini
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