Just in time for my week pre Glyndebourne Festival holiday my copy of Arne Zettersten's book came thru Amazon. Nice size edition by Palgrave Macmillan with a picture of Thror's Map and an inset picture of Tolkien on the cover.
I sneaked away from a meeting today to page through it and the very table of contents hold the promise of exciting linguistic exploration:
Our First Meeting
Language Behind Anything
Like Lighting from a Clear Sky
From Bloemfontein to Birmingham
From Sarehole to the Shire
An Orphan Drawn to Reading
Student Life in Oxford
Soldier at the Front
Experience of War In Tolkien's Fiction
Research at Motor
Interlude at Leeds
Interplay between Research and Fiction
A Don on a sidetrack
The AB Language : A Unique Discovery
Fantasy For Children and Adults
The Final Years
Facts and Fiction
On the Truth of Myth
The reception of LOTR in the media
Little over 200 pages and some really excellent photos of the Professor. Looks like part bio and Zettersten's experience working with Tolkien (on the editorial on the work of the Ancrene Wisse) and part essay and theory,
I will plan to do a review of it on my blog and post - should be interesting to read as I try to absorb the genesis of Tolkien's language system as exemplified in Qenya and Goldogrin.
Another great book for the pile!!! Looking forward to Tolkien and Wales next and then Jason Fisher's new book!!!
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