A Tolkien Treasury

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Running Press, Oct 23, 2012 - Fiction - 200 pages
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J.R.R. Tolkien's admirers form an international community of writers, scholars, and artists. This richly illustrated anthology gathers together three decades of work dedicated to the master of fantasy.

With poems, stories, songs, and dozens of illustrations, A Tolkien Treasur, y is a unique celebration of the author and his creations—the mythical world of Middle-Earth and the magical creatures who inhabit it.

Critical essays by W.H. Auden, Edmund Wilson, Colin Wilson, and others explore Tolkien's imaginative world. Scenes from , The Hobbit, and , Lord of the Rings, are brought to life in drawings by Michael Green and full-color paintings by Tom Kirk. Also included is a concise biography that offers insights into the author's life, quizzes, recipes, and more.

 

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Contents

Tolkien and Middleearth
7
At the End of the Quest Victory W H Auden
44
Oo Those Awful Orcs Edmund Wilson
50
Tree by Tolkien Colin Wilson
75
The Filial Duty of Christopher Tolkien William Cater
91
A color portfolio of paintings by Tim Kirk follows page
96
A Look at Tolkien Fandom
104
Confessions of a Tolkien Fiend Baird Searles
110
A Parody of Tolkien Paulette Carroll
132
The Passing of the Elvenkind Ted Johnstone
138
Middleearth
144
Haiku Portraits Don Studebaker Ted Johnstone and others
152
The Middleearth Gourmet Maureen Bayha and Alida Becker
166
Tolkien of Affection Mel Rosen
172
A Tolkien Bibliography Bonniejean Christensen
178
Solutions to Puzzles
191

No Monroe in Lothlorien Arthur Weir
119
J R R Tolkien J R Christopher
126

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J.R.R Tolkien served in World War I before returning to his alma mater, Oxford, where he taught philology and medieval literature. Fascinated by language Tolkien invented his own "Elvish” which led into his own mythology. The Hobbit was first published in in 1937 followed by the trilogy The Lord of the Rings in 1954-55.

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