Tom Shippey's latest book, JRR Tolkien: Author of the Century, also
emphasizes death and suffering/evil.
Dr. Theodore J. Sherman, Editor
Mythlore: A Journal of J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and
Associate Professor of English
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----- Original Message -----
From: Steve Schaper <sschaper@...>
Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2001 10:09 AM
Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Digest Number 601
> Message: 1
> Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 16:58:29 -0000
> From: "Vincent Ferre" <ferretolk@...>
> Subject: Re: a matter of life and death
> When I read (mostly in England, for there's hardly a book on him
> France, even at the Bibliothèque Nationale) many English and American
> critics for an essay on Tolkien, I was surprised to see that most of them
> work on sources, on the question of power, fantasy, etc. but that death
> immortality, the core of the Lord of the Rings (and not only because
> said so !), are often alluded to, but not really examined.
> Am I mistaken ? do you know interesting analysis on that point ?
Don Williams, _Inklings of Reality_ has a chapter that deals with that.
He's on-list, too, I think.
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