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Tolkien Studies 3 (2006) 173-177 Verlyn Flieger's third book on Tolkien does several things that needed doing. Incorporating material published over the last few years, this book makes an argument with numerous new conclusions, and opens ways for "other minds and hands." Flieger described her theme some years ago as "Tolkien and the idea of the boo...
Tolkien Studies 3 (2006) 57-79 One of the greatest things about The Lord of the Rings is that it takes language seriously, and it does so in more than one sense. The text contains a variety of linguistic and stylistic registers in elaborately wrought rhetorical structures which often "cluster" around characters or points of the narration, framework...
Tolkien Studies 2.1 (2005) 258-261 New editions of important books, often revised or expanded, have recently started to be issued in Tolkien studies as in other academic fields. Such important new editions include Verlyn Flieger's Splintered Light, Jane Chance's two books on Tolkien, and A Tolkien Compass, a significant early collection edited by J...