8909Re: [mythsoc] two questions about Tom Bombadil and Tree & Leaf
- Apr 16, 2003Vincent wrote,
>1) we are now revising the translation of The Adventures of Tom Bombadil,Foster gives page references, but all but the latest editions of Foster
>and I am wondering about the name of a Hobbit : Mrs. Bunce (in Perry the
>Winkle). according to Foster's Guide (58), this name is to be found in LoR
>too... but the index is of no help. Does anyone know where I could find the
>precise page of this occurrence ?
refer only to the Ballantine paperback, which perhaps you do not
have. Anyway, a Mimosa Bunce appears in the Baggins family tree in
Appendix C. She married a great-uncle of Bilbo's named Ponto, and became
an ancestress of Merry and Pippin. That's the only appearance of "Bunce"
>2) in Christopher Tolkien's preface to Tree and Leaf, he mentions "sevenThat's what it seems to me to say too.
>versions" of "Mythopoeia" ; among them, "the first four texts begin 'He
>looks at trees' [...] (and the title of the earliest was 'Nisomythos : a
>long answer to a short nonsense')."
>does it mean that only 1 version bears that title ? I think that it is the
>right choice, but I'd rather not make a mistake
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