A Tolkienian mathomium: a collection of articles on J. R. R. Tolkien and his legendarium

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Llyfrawr, May 9, 2006 - Literary Criticism - 274 pages
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From the Author: Since Middle-earth is located--to paraphrase Rod Serlinga__s introduction to The Twilight Zone--'in another dimension, not of sight and sound, but of mind,' its artifacts are the products of the mind; words and names, rather than skeletons, pottery shards and flint tools. The literary baggage of each word and name in a language is built up out of all the usages of that word or name that a reader has ever been exposed to. Tolkien called this "the leaf mold" of onea__s mind (Carpenter 140-141). The purpose of this study is to offer the reader a glimpse into the literary baggage that I carry around for the words that make up Tolkiena__s Legendarium. The default shipping option is not the cheapest. Select US Postal Regular Media to see a reasonable price for shipping.

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Contents

What Is a Mathom?
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The Linguistic Landscape of Bree
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Esgaroth
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Copyright

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