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The Tolkien Reader review à 3 An invitation to Tolkien's world This rich treasury includes Tolkien's most beloved short fiction plus his essay on fantasy Publisher's Note Tolkien's Magic Ring by Peter S Beagle The Homecoming of B. This is a great read adding a lot to one s knowledge of Tolkien The three best pieces in the book are On Fairy Stories Leaf by Niggle and Farmer Giles of HamOn Fairy Stories deals with two important themes subcreation and eucatastropheSubcreation is the act of world building in which all creators of stories participate It s not creation The primary world the physical and spiritual world in which we live was created by God The world in which the events of our stories take place is not the primary world but a secondary world that has been subcreated by an author The author stands in relation to his subcreated world as God stands to the primary world There is of course one big difference characters in the primary world have free will whereas characters in the secondary world do not Even here you can be nit picky Every author will attest that sometimes characters take on lives of their own and assert a kind of freedom over events in the secondary world Whatever the psychological origin of such a phenomenon it happens and really attests to the divine nature of subcreationThe poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge once wrote that reading poetry involved the reader in the willing suspense of disbelief The reader has to make a conscious agreement to believe in the secondary world created by the poet Tolkien was a little harsher If the author was doing a good job he reasoned the reader shouldn t need to suspend his disbelief He wouldn t even realize that he was in a fictional world until he reached the end of the tale and had to close the book Anyone who has read all afternoon and not noticed the passage of time knows exactly what Tolkien was talking aboutTolkien was writing The Hobbit at the time and clearly his analysis of fairy story was at the same time an analysis of what he was doing in his own fairy story The Hobbit isn t a great deal like LOTR The elves are not so much the figures of veneration as they are in LOTR they re frivolous childlike You can make what excuses you like we re only seeing an aspect of their nature in The Hobbit perhaps but the fact is that they re written to satisfy the same mind that finds wonder in fairy storyThe eucatastrophe is the sudden and unexpected happy ending in a story Against all expectations things turn out right The hero was thought to be dead but is not All is better than could really have been imagined before The Resurrection is the prime historical example of eucatastrophe of course and there are numerous examples in literature including most notably the destruction of the Ring of Power at the end of LOTRLeaf by Niggle is a short story an allegory no less Tolkien claimed to dislike allegory but here is an allegory he wrote It s about a man called Niggle who has an important journey to undertake and good deeds to do but he keeps getting distracted by the painting of a tree he is working on It soon becomes pretty clear that the journey is death and his allegorical journey by train to a land obviously heaven in which the tree from his painting is real is a beautiful rendition of the role of art in this life and beyond The closing passage is a chilling reminder of how ill those left behind really deserve the art that is produced for themFarmer Giles of Ham is the tale of a reluctant hero who conuers a dragon a delightful tale that gently spoofs chivalric romance and even at one point the Oxford English Dictionary Kepple rich treasury includes Tolkien's most beloved short fiction plus his essay on fantasy Publisher's Note Tolkien's Magic Ring by Peter S Beagle The Homecoming of B. 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The Tolkien Reader review à 3 Eorhtnoth Beorhthelm's Son Tree and Leaf On Fairy Stories Leaf by Niggle Farmer Giles of Ham The Adventures of Tom Bombadil The Adventures of Tom Bombadil Bombadil Goes Boating Errantry Princess Mee. I debated on how I should rate this book I really enjoyed a couple of the stories but liked the poetry less well I ve never really been a fan of poetry even that within Tolkien s Middle Earth books However Leaf By Niggle and Farmer Giles of Ham were so enjoyable that they bumped this volume up to four stars In fact Leaf is so good that I would rate it as one of the best short stories that I have ever read The Complete Fairy Tales rate this book I Trivial Complaints really enjoyed a couple of the stories but liked the poetry less well I ve never My Philadelphia Father really been a fan of poetry even that within Tolkien s Middle Earth books However Leaf By Niggle and Farmer Giles of Ham were so enjoyable that they bumped this volume up to four stars In fact Leaf is so good that I would Eduardo Aronica Brooklyn Gambino Soldier rate it as one of the best short stories that I have ever De Munich à la Libération. 1938-1944 read

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The Tolkien Reader review à 3 The Man in the Moon Stayed Up Too Late The Man in the Moon Came Down Too Soon The Stone Troll Perry the Winkle The Mewlips Oliphaunt Fastitocalon Cat Shadow bride The Hoard The Sea Bell The Last Ship. This collection is a must read for fans of all forms of fantasy His essay On Fairy Tales is worth reading at least twice If reading On Fairy tales for the first time I suggest you try to avoid reading the footnotes They re interesting but they knock you out of Tolkien s thought train Then read it again preferrably immediately For while Tolkien focuses on fairy stories he in fact discusses nothing short of the nature and significance of all fictionThe Homecoming of Beorhtnoth and Farmer Giles of Han illustrate the enormous breadth of Professor Tolkien s wit and scholarship The poems frankly might only be of interest to die hard LOTR fansRecommend you skip Peter S Beagle s essay on Tolkien s Magic Ring as it adds nothing to the collection If Mister Beagle actually read The Lord of the Rings he certainly didn t understand it Your opinions will be at least as good as his


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    summary The Tolkien Reader PDF NEW The Tolkien Reader ↠ J.R.R. Tolkien characters ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ J.R.R. Tolkien Finished reading The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit? This is the next Tolkien book I'd recommend a good introduction to Tolkien the essayist and the short story teller The short story Leaf by Niggle and the essay On Fairy Stories alone are worth the purchase and the other pieces are pretty good too One wishes the poem my

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    PDF NEW The Tolkien Reader ↠ J.R.R. Tolkien characters ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ J.R.R. Tolkien summary The Tolkien Reader I'd read many of these shorter pieces by Tolkien before but it had been a long time and going through them all again as part of an honors seminar I'm teaching on Christianity and Fantasy has been simply delightful On Fairy Stories remains a brilliant and challenging take on uestions of language narrative and belief that properly sits comfortably beside the philosophical writings of JG Herder Hans Georg Gadame

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    summary The Tolkien Reader PDF NEW The Tolkien Reader ↠ J.R.R. Tolkien characters ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ J.R.R. Tolkien I debated on how I should rate this book I really enjoyed a couple of the stories but liked the poetry less well I've never really been a fan of poetry even that within Tolkien's Middle Earth books However Leaf By Niggle and Farmer Giles of Ham were so enjoyable that they bumped this volume up to four stars In fact Leaf i

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  • Paperback
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  • The Tolkien Reader
  • J.R.R. Tolkien
  • English
  • 15 June 2019
  • 9780345345066