Because I recently moved and started a new job, I fell behind in my
Suite101 essays (I'm on a weekly schedule), so I've been working hard
to catch up.
I actually wrote one the other day which I think would be of interest
to Mythopoeic Society members. And anyone who has discussed the
Anglo-Saxonist point-of-view with me through the years will be
particularly interested, I think, in "Tolkien's time machine: when
literary worlds collide" (no real H.G. Wells connection -- I just
liked the way the headline worked out, but it's an appropriate
description of the article's purpose).
Anyway, here are the three most recent essays for Suite101. Although
starting a new job has left me with less time for surfing forums,
because of the way Yahoo! Groups is set up, and the fact that I'm
subscribed to a professional forum, I'm able to check in here every
day or two (in case you hadn't noticed). I'll be genuinely
interested in your thoughts on my conclusion in that essay.
26 Jul 2001
Browsing the compleat Middle-earth library
The study of J.R.R. Tolkien's life and works is an ever-expanding
field. Here is a road-map for readers new and old to help them
navigate their way through the winding paths of Tolkiendom.
22 Jul 2001
Tolkien's time machine: when literary worlds collide
Most readers agree that The Lord of the Rings is a unique book. And
though J.R.R. Tolkien is credited with helping launch the modern
fantasy literary genre, there are no other books which approach LoTR
in quality and perfection. Why? Could it be that Tolkien was pursuing
a goal which no one else has yet attempted?
16 Jul 2001
In Feanor's Footsteps
Could Tolkien have fully visualized the War of Wrath as he provided
details for so many other events, or was it necessarily a legend
about which little could or should be known?
I'll try to check back here soon, but among other things I have
company coming this weekend. :)