Well folks, this is it.
It’s been over 3 months since my last post on this blog …
I feel as ashamed as an orc that has nothing evil to do, or an elf that has no singing to be done. Continue reading
The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun and The Lay of Leithian are, in my opinion, two masterly-crafted long, epic poems (even though the latter, alas, remains unfinished).
I am no poetry expert, having never managed to successfully appreciate many poems (especially those of the modern sort, with free verse and all that), but there was something in Tolkien’s own poetic writings which I found accessible, instant and attractive. And while Tolkien might not be considered one of the great poetry writers, his verses seem to embody a character of their own — steeped in history and language, harking back to the style and tone of the great classical works, The Odyssey, The Divine Comedy and, naturally, Beowulf. Continue reading
BookTalk is a series of blog posts, where I discuss non-Tolkien books in concise and honest reviews. Read on dear reader …
Many a time I find myself in awe at images and scans of beautifully-crafted manuscripts from the Middle Ages, often wondering what some of the strange, yet colourful creatures adorning the margins actually are or even symbolise. Continue reading
It’s July 8th and that means another year has passed since the creation of A Tolkienist’s Perspective!
I can’t believe how swiftly time has passed since typing my first post, which was achieve with much trepidation and doubts as to how it would be received. Continue reading
Well, it’s a very happy belated birthday to this blog!
8 July 2013 was as normal a day as any other, except I had this persistent thought. Continue reading
The sun has risen on yet another 25th of March, and that means it’s the start of Tolkien Reading Day!
This day, marking the destruction of the One Ring in The Lord of the Rings, is meant to praise the author’s works and encourage people to read Tolkien by quoting favourite passages.
Besides being a prolific writer, J.R.R. Tolkien was also quite the poet. I’ve mentioned numerous times my love for his poetry and, instead of focusing on the more popular and praised Middle-earth works, today I’ve decided to provide you with four beautiful extracts of these metrical compositions. Continue reading