The Tolkien Reader #2020

The Tolkien Reader J.R.R. Tolkien Pauline Baynes Peter S. Beagle The Tolkien Reader An invitation to Tolkien s world This rich treasury includes Tolkien s most beloved short fiction plus his essay on fantasy Publisher s NoteTolkien s Magic Ring by Peter S BeagleThe Homecoming of Beo

  • Title: The Tolkien Reader
  • Author: J.R.R. Tolkien Pauline Baynes Peter S. Beagle
  • ISBN: 9780345255853
  • Page: 355
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • The Tolkien Reader J.R.R. Tolkien Pauline Baynes Peter S. Beagle An invitation to Tolkien s world This rich treasury includes Tolkien s most beloved short fiction plus his essay on fantasy.Publisher s NoteTolkien s Magic Ring, by Peter S BeagleThe Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm s SonTree and LeafOn Fairy StoriesLeaf by NiggleFarmer Giles of HamThe Adventures of Tom BombadilThe Adventures of Tom BombadilBombadil Goes BoatingErrantAn invitation to Tolkien s world This rich treasury includes Tolkien s most beloved short fiction plus his essay on fantasy.Publisher s NoteTolkien s Magic Ring, by Peter S BeagleThe Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm s SonTree and LeafOn Fairy StoriesLeaf by NiggleFarmer Giles of HamThe Adventures of Tom BombadilThe Adventures of Tom BombadilBombadil Goes BoatingErrantryPrincess MeeThe Man in the Moon Stayed Up Too LateThe Man in the Moon Came Down Too SoonThe Stone TrollPerry the WinkleThe MewlipsOliphauntFastitocalonCatShadow brideThe HoardThe Sea BellThe Last Ship
    The Tolkien Reader J.R.R. Tolkien Pauline Baynes Peter S. Beagle

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    1. 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 Ham On Fairy Stories deals with two important themes subcreation and eucatastrophe.Subcreation 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 p [...]

    2. Excellent compilation of some of Tolkien s shorter works Farmer Giles of Ham is a funny adventure story, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil is a collection of funny, epic, nonsense, and sad poems, only two of which are actually about Tom Bombadil Leaf by Niggle is my all time favorite short story of Tolkien s He s kind of poking fun at himself, working so hard on his legendarium that he gets grumpy when other duties get in the way, but in the end, he learns what is important Niggle also learns that [...]

    3. 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 mythopoeia were here too, but alas, it is not The only downside to this book is that it overlaps with quite a few other Tolkien anthologies But in most cases, that s okay, be [...]

    4. I d read many of these short er 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 questions of language, narrative, and belief that properly sits comfortably beside the philosophical writings of J.G Herder, Hans Georg Gadamer, and every other hermeneutical thinker who has struggled to understand the rel [...]

    5. 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.

    6. 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 fiction The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth and Farmer Gil [...]

    7. Too bad Americans aren t into statuary I would put a statue of Tolkien in my house if we did that sort of thing I particularly enjoyed the moments of self revelation in his essay about fairy stories How he longed for dragons as a child, how he had and has a wholly unsatisfied desire to shoot well with a bow, how he can make himself sit through a cricket match only by using things other than cricket to stay interested, such as a wild, heraldic preference for dark blue over light blue It was also [...]

    8. If you re looking for Lord of the Rings when you read this book, you re going to be disappointed That said, it s got some really stunning poetry in it, a few very interesting stories, and an interesting essay of mine, On Faerie Stories Odds are, you ll find something in here you really like, some things you re pretty indifferent toward, and some things you don t like at all.

    9. Anyone who wants to know the mind of Tolkien should own this book A clear insight into his thinking of story writing and his Christian worldview.

    10. The Tolkien Reader is an excellent collection of shorter writings by the Lord of the Rings author Each of the pieces here represent a different genre drama, essay, short fiction, and poetry that are, for the most part, unrelated to Middle Earth, but if you ve read The Hobbit and or LOTR and aren t sure what to read next, this is a great place to start.The Reader opens with Tolkien s Magical Ring, a short preface by Peter S Beagle, who is best known for his novel The Last Unicorn Fans of Tolkien [...]

    11. This work might be small tiny, even, when compared to the The Lord of the Rings but it is a shining gem for any Tolkien enthusiast, fan, or fanatic or which I am all three.The Tolkien Reader combines some of Tolkien s shorter fictional fare with non fictional insights onto the fantasy genre In summation, this book contains the following 1 The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth, Beorhthelm s Son This piece is actually a play yes, Tolkien took a stab at drama and succeeds here set after the real life Battle [...]

    12. On Fairy Stories should have been required reading for a literature major Or for anyone who plans on giving kids reading material He devotes an entire section on why fairy stories aren t only for children Madeleine L Engle and he would be good artist friends, and I can t shake the feeling that he was directly condemning Lewis s condescending tone in Narnia Leaf by Niggle is my new favorite theological exploration of art If you re an artist of any sort writer, painter, poet, anything and a Christ [...]

    13. FOOTNOTE 26 ON PAGE 41 this is, naturally, often enough what chidren mean when they ask Is this true They mean I like this, but is it contemporary Am I safe in my bed The answer There is certainly no dragon in England today, is all that they want to hear.

    14. This book would be worth its weight in buttered toast if only for On Fairy Stories and Leaf by Niggle I was glad for the other additions as well, but these two I will come back to again and again for a reminder that life is ready to be mined for beauty and truth.

    15. The master And to think he could not get published until a friend took pity on the old fool Scribbling away, I swear he did not invent, he visited

    16. Lovely collection of short stories and poems, some relating to Middle Earth.Tolkien s genius at work

    17. The Tolkien Reader, by J.R.R Tolkien I picked this up because it looked like a fun, easy read, and was some added information about Middle Earth and the like And it was mostly.This is a collaboration of some of Tolkien s short stories, a play based on an ancient battle in Britain, and poems, as well as an essay on Fairy Stories The main problem was that the essay was quite long, and began to lose my attention I m mostly a fiction kind of person, so maybe some people would be rapt by the essay, [...]

    18. This is a lesser known but excellent collection of Tolkien s minor works There are some amazing gems here The Adventures of Tom Bombadil is a collection of verse that shows some of the breadth of Tolkien s talent both as a very structured poet and as a storyteller It includes some thought provoking works for any fan of Lord of the Rings, including an account of the wedding of Tom Bombadil to the River Daughter Farmer Giles of Ham is one of Tolkien s most delightful short stories By far the crown [...]

    19. Any serious fan of Tolkien would enjoy this book, and would come to deeply appreciate his Lord of the Rings masterpieces Tolkien s essay Tree and Leaf gave me a new appreciation for fairy stories and the fantasy genre of literature He was a deep thinker who took the ancient literature very seriously This book helps to explain the strong connection that so many readers have with The Lord of the Rings It s not just escapism.

    20. No one and when I say no one, I mean NO ONE, not Robert Jordan who greatly influenced my writing style , not Brandon Sanderson my favorite author , not J.K Rowling who wrote my all time favorite books , not even my own mother who taught me to read had as much influence on my becoming a writer than the father of what we know today as the Fantasy Genre J.R.R Tolkien has been my hero since I first read The Hobbit at the age of eleven, and continues to be the inspiration for everything I write now H [...]

    21. Out of all the writings I really enjoyed Leaf by Niggel the most because I understood the story The language used in the story was easy for me to understand and it was easy for me to picture the events that took place Everyone has that author that they want to collect all their works and for me that author is J R R Tolkien.

    22. Is a good book if you can make it through the 80 some page essay on fairy tales and fantasy Which is a good essay, but a little hard to hack at 80 pages The Big D picked it out for me to read because it had some stories in it that he tought I should read.

    23. If you ve never read any of Tolkien s works outside of Middle Earth, this little volume the best introduction to his scholarly work, his shorter prose, and his wonderful poetry.

    24. Many people have never heard of this But his short stories which span genres are endearing, and his essay on fantasy had a big impact on my approach to both reading and writing fantasy.

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