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
Quick, non-Tolkien post. Here goes … Continue reading
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
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
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The Silmarillion contains two obscure references to places or “structures” that seem to be the opposite of each other. Both are fascinating concepts but difficult to grasp given how little information we have access to. Continue reading