J.R.R. Tolkien

“…and this is like a fragment of their song, if it can be like their song without their music.” Here is where you will find posts devoted to discussion of Tolkien’s works, especially the rereading project I have started this year. I will be posting a minimum of one post per month as I finish each latest work. They are listed here from most recent to oldest.

Wrath and Laughter in The Silmarillion’s Beginning of Days

Turning Sorrow to Wisdom: Tolkien’s Birthday and the “Valaquenta”

Behold your Music: Harmonic Sorrow in Tolkien’s Ainulindale

Like the Days of the Tree: The Other Voice of Allegory in Tolkien’s Artistic Reflections

Dreams of Christmas Cheer: The Nutcracker as Fairy Drama

Hands of a Healer: The Nobility of Imagination in The Return of the King

The Abolition of a Hobbit: Rereading the Two Towers

Rivers and Ruins: Rereading The Fellowship of the Ring

I was not magnificent: Imagine-craft in The Hobbit

Back Again: A Long Expected Encore