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A Tolkienian Mathomium


  • "A Collection of Articles about J.R.R. Tolkien and his Legendarium"
  • By Mark T. Hooker
  • Layout, faux-rune text, design by Mark T. Hooker
  • Cover, some interior artwork from public domain (out of copyright)
  • Also includes interior artwork by James Dunning (pp. 6, 178, 202)
  • Llyfrawr, 2006
  • xv, (1), 275 pp.
  • 6" x 9"
  • Index, appendices, bibliographic references

"The artifacts of Middle-earth are the products of the mind; words and names, rather than skeletons and pottery shards. The purpose of this study is to offer the reader a glimpse into the things that make up the words that are a part of Tolkien’s Legendarium.

Llyfawr is proud to announce that The Raynor Memorial Library at Marquette University and the Thuringian University and State Library at Jena, Germany have added a copy of A Tolkienian Mathomium to their collections." (from original product description)

Table of Contents:

  • What is a Mathom (previously unpublished)
  • The Linguistic Landscape of Bree (published in Beyond Bree 2002, in Russian in Palantir No. 31, 2002)
  • Esgaroth (previously unpublished)
  • The Linguistic Landscape of Tolkien's Shire (Presented at MythCon XXXV 2004, "Dwaling" in Palantir No. 42, 2004)
  • The Water (previously unpublished)
  • Stock (previously unpublished)
  • "And why is it called the Carrock?" (published in Beyond Bree Nov 2001, Palantir No. 34, 2002)
  • In Search of the River Lune (published in Beyond Bree Apr 2002, Lembas No. 104, 2002)
  • In League with Miles (previously unpublished)
  • Fractured Fairy Tales from Middle-earth (published in Beyond Bree June 2004, Lembas No. 117, Palantir No. 43, 2004)
  • Tolkien's Use of the Word "Garn!" (Translation Journal v 9 No. 2, 2005, Lembas No. 120, 2005)
  • Spit, Spat, Splittle: Those Whom Tolkien Wouldst Belittle (published in Beyond Bree May 2005)
  • The Leaf Mold of Tolkien's Mind (published in Beyond Bree Apr 2005)
  • Frodo Quatermain (Parma Nole No. 13, 2005)
  • Tolkien and Haggard: Immortality (previously unpublished)
  • Tolkien and Haggard: The Dead Marshes (previously unpublished)
  • The Feigned-manuscript Topos (previously unpublished)
  • In a Hole in the Ground There Lived a ... (published in Beyond Bree Nov 2002, Palantir No. 35, 2002)
  • In a Fogou in the Ground There Lived a Cornish Hobbit (previously unpublished)
  • A Tale of Tolkien's Woods (previously unpublished)
  • The Bounders (published in Beyond Bree May 2006)
  • The Cinematographer of Waverly (Performed at MythCon XXXV 2004, published in Beyond Bree Oct 2004)
  • Estel (previously unpublished)
  • Bracegirdle (published in Beyond Bree Mar 2006)
  • Whence an Oliphaunt? (published in Beyond Bree Feb 2006)
  • Tolkien in Chinese: A Thesis Review (Translation Journal, vol 8, No. 3, 2004)

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