Day 2 of Tolkien Week and I thought I’d share with you a couple of photos I’ve taken of some collectibles and my observations on their interesting facial expressions.
Yay! It’s that time of year again.
It was on 15 September 1977 when that J.R.R. Tolkien’s (possible) magnum opus was released. Christopher Tolkien’s laborious and successful attempts to bring his father’s complex and vast array of writings into a cohesive and readable format were achieved. Continue reading “The Silmarillion turns 40 … [perhaps a pocket edition now?]”
It took me a while to pick up and read Beren and Lúthien, but I finally got there. Now, I finally present you with this new post under the “Approaching Tolkien” series. Continue reading “Approaching Tolkien: Beren and Lúthien”
Quick, non-Tolkien post. Here goes … Continue reading “Book Trailer: The Trials of Sherlock Holmes”
Stephen King has The Dark Tower series. George Orwell has 1984. Dante Alighieri’s The Divine Comedy is the author’s own unparalleled piece of writing.
“Magnum Opus” (translated from Latin as “masterpiece”) is a term that can be applied to virtually any piece of art or literature that has somehow had a significant impact upon those who experience it, and was brought about by a sophisticated, high standard and excellent creative impulse on the part of its creator. Continue reading “Debating Tolkien’s Magnum Opus”
On this day in 1973, J.R.R. Tolkien left the mortal world.
I have written many posts about Tolkien’s impact in literature, and everyone today will undoubtedly be mentioning this particular event in his life, just as I am doing right now. Continue reading “Celebrating Tolkien”
It’s the 22nd of September, the birth dates of both Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, according to our Middle-earth calendars.
That means it’s officially Hobbit Day! Continue reading “Happy Hobbit Day 2016!”
Tolkien was fascinated by the concept he called “the theory of courage”, which exemplified one of the highest qualities in the literary Northern hero: that of unflinching courage, steadfast resolve and sheer determination of will in the face of impossible odds. Continue reading “Northern Courage, Ofermōde and Thorin Oakenshield’s last stand”