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Tolkien Transactions LXXIX

March 2017

Given the delay of these transactions, it will be no surprise that I am keeping busy with other, non-Tolkienian, matters. The last month or so up to Easter was quite more than usually busy at work, and Easter felt deeply well-deserved 🙂 For that reason, I continue to cut down on my personal commentary, and largely just provide links to articles that I find interesting – or which have intrigued me with the promise of being interesting if I had the time to read them…

Any claim about newness, completeness and relevance will therefore be pointless (and very much erroneous), and as usual, I also reject any other implication of responsibility 🙂

I would like to start out this month by highlighting a project running in the Tolkien Society called ‘Tolkien to the World’. You can read about this amazing project in this article by the society’s chairman, Shaun Gunner:
Shaun Gunner, The Tolkien Society, Thursday, 30 March 2017, ‘What is Tolkien to the World? How can you help?

These transactions are posted on my blog, Parma-kenta (Enquiry into the books) and on the Tolkien Society web-site.

This month it has suited my purposes to sort the contents under the following headlines:
Tolkien Reading Day
1: News
2: Events
3: Essays and Scholarship
4: Commentary
5: Reviews and Book News
6: Tolkienian Artwork
7: Story Internal (Ardalogy)
8: Other Stuff
9: Other Reading
10: Web Sites
11: The Blog Roll
12: Sources

The High Hope of the Elves
Tsvetelina Krumova – Elmenel

 

Tolkien Reading Day

My Tolkien Reading Day this year was a fairly subdued affair due to the general business. A few verses such as the (in my opinion) hauntingly beautiful ‘I sit beside the fire and think’ (Bilbo in chapter 3 of book 2), but also some longer excerpts from The Fall of Arthur and The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún … I believe I have said before that I am particularly attracted to Tolkien’s headrhyming staves (or ‘alliterative poetry’ if you wish 🙂 )

‘Valdis’, Middle-earth News, Monday, 20 March 2017, ‘Tolkien Reading Day 2017 Fun!

Deniz Bevan, Wednesday, 22 March 2017, ‘Tolkien Reading Day and A to Z reveal — 1000 posts!

‘Valdis’, Middle-earth News, Thursday, 23 March 2017, ‘Tolkien Reading Day GIVEAWAYS!

Ashleigh Howarth, The Satellite, Friday, 24 March 2017, ‘A celebration of Tolkien at the library this week

Max Bennett, Patch, Friday, 24 March 2017, ‘Channel Your Inner Hobbit With Tolkien Reading Day At Ludington Library Saturday

Tamra Bolton, Parade, Friday, 24 March 2017, ‘Tolkien Reading Day: How to Celebrate the Literary Legend

Francesca T. Barbini, Scififantasy Network, Friday, 24 March 2017, ‘AIST Organizes ‘Tolkien Reading Day’ Event In Rome

‘Valdis’, Middle-earth News, Saturday, 25 March 2017, ‘Celebrate Tolkien Reading Day With Us! [GIVEAWAY]

Adele Bloem, Roodeport Record, Saturday, 25 March 2017, ‘National Tolkien Reading Day
‘National’??

Shaun Gunner, The Tolkien Society, Saturday, 25 March 2017, ‘Today is Tolkien Reading Day! What are you reading?

Anna Smol, Saturday, 25 March 2017, ‘Tolkien Reading Day: 2 poems to memorize
Really brilliant commentary!

James Moffet, Saturday, 25 March 2017, ‘Tolkien Reading Day 2017!

Brenton Dickieson, Saturday, 25 March 2017, ‘A Brace of Tolkien Posts #TolkienReadingDay

Sue Bridgewater, Saturday, 25 March 2017, ‘Happy Tolkien Reading Day

Lauren Padilla, USA Today College, Saturday, 25 March 2017, ‘Happy Tolkien Reading Day! Here are 5 great Tolkien quotes

Elizabeth Rayne, Syfy Wire, Saturday, 25 March 2017, ‘Tolkien Reading Day: 9 of the most badass underrated characters in the Tolkienverse

Tom Hillman, Sunday, 26 March 2017, ‘“That’s what Bilbo Baggins Hates!” Tolkien Reading Day (+1) 2017

Lynn Forest-Hill, Southfarthing Mathom, Tuesday, 28 March 2017, ‘Last meeting in March: Reading Day

 

News

Tolkien Reading Day
Katarzyna Chmiel-Gugulska

Eric Grundhauser, Atlas Obscura, Thursday, 2 March 2017, ‘A Tolkien Truther From Colorado Says He’s the Real King of England
I debated with myself about this piece. On one hand, we can easily laugh at this fool (and that’s putting it nicely), but what does this mean for the way Tolkien, and his readers, are represented in the public? There are crackpots in every group of people large enough (yes, we even get them in Scouting), and in my experience, they are no more frequent among Tolkien readers (readers, fans, students, scholars, nerds, geeks, LARP’ers, artists, etc. etc.) than in the general population, but portrayals of this diverse group as odd-balls and crackpots are popular. This guy is an example of a genuine crackpot, but he is a rare thing.

Gill Oliver, Oxford Mail, Saturdayday, 4 March 2017, ‘Tolkien’s favourite watering hole in line for a makeover: St Giles pub The Eagle and Child in major redevelopment bid.
See also Shaun Gunner, The Tolkien Society, Thursday, 16 March 2017, ‘Visitors will soon be able to stay at Tolkien pub

‘Valdis’, Middle-earth News, Monday, 13 March 2017, ‘Dragon Con 2016: The Tolkien Track’s ‘Last Goodbye’
Having attended events such as The Return of the Ring and even last year’s Oxonmoot, I think my understanding of what constitutes a ‘Tolkien scholar’ is a bit different … but maybe I’m just spoiled 🙂 In any case, there is no doubt that the closing of the Tolkien track at Dragon Con has affected a lot of attendees.

Tom Tivnan, Bodleian News, Tuesday, 14 March 2017, ‘Bodleian Library unearths new Tolkien
Excited!!!!!
See also Shaun Gunner, The Tolkien Society, Tuesday, 14 March 2017, ‘Bodleian Library to release Tolkien book in 2018

Claire Sims, Oxford Student, Friday, 17 March 2017, ‘Weston Library to host extensive Tolkien exhibition in 2018
Time to start planning how to make a 2018 trip to Oxford ‘unavoidable’ …
See also Andrew Ffrench, Oxford Mail, Friday, 17 March 2017, ‘Major Tolkien show planned by Bodleian
And Andy Ffrench, Banbury Cake, Monday, 20 March 2017, ‘Precious Tolkien memorabilia to go on show at Bodleian exhibition

‘Altaira’, TheOneRing.net, Sunday, 19 March 2017, ‘DC Legends of Tomorrow features cameo by.. J.R.R. Tolkien?
For a fuller discussion, see Oliver Sava, A.V. Club, Wednesday, 22 March 2017, ‘Legends Of Tomorrow needs Tolkien’s help to save all of reality (and fails)

Shaun Gunner, Monday, 27 March 2017, ‘Vote now in The Tolkien Society Awards
Voting is now closed, but check out the finalists …

 

Events

Reports or comments on past events
25 March 2017, Worldwide, ‘Tolkien Reading Day 2017’, The Tolkien Society
This year’s theme was ‘Poetry and Songs in Tolkien’s Fiction’
Shaun Gunner, Wednesday, 15 March 2017, ‘Tolkien Society to host Reading Day event in Oxford
Also see the Tolkien Reading Day section above.

Info on upcoming & on-going events (as of 1 April)
8 April 2017, Burlington, Vermont, ‘Tolkien in Vermont’, Tolkien at University of Vermont
Anna Smol, Wednesday, 29 March 2017, ‘Tolkien in Vermont 2017: Romance in Middle-earth

12–15 April 2017, San Diego, California, USA, ‘PCA/ACA National Conference’, PCA / ACA
Anna Smol, Thursday, 6 April 2017, ‘Tolkien Studies at PCA/ACA 2017

21–23 April 2017, Warwick Arms Hotel, ‘Springmoot and AGM 2017’, The Tolkien Society
Shaun Gunner, Thursday, 2 March 2017, ‘Book now for The Tolkien Society Annual Dinner 2017

Happy Yén 15 of This Age!
Tsvetelina Krumova – Elmenel

11–14 May 2017, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA, ‘International Congress on Medieval Studies (K’zoo)’, Western Michigan University, Medieval Institute
John D. Rateliff, Tuesday, 7 March 2017, ‘Tolkien Sessions at Kalamazoo

1–4 June 2017, National Conference Center, Virginia, US, ‘Mythmoot IV: Invoking Wonder’, Mythgard Institute

16–18 June 2017, Waddow Hall, Clitheroe, Lancashire, ‘The Middle-earth Beer & Music Festival’, The Ale House Clitheroe

2 July 2017, Hilton Leeds Hotel, ‘Tolkien Society Seminar 2017’, The Tolkien Society – The theme this year will be “Poetry and Song in Tolkien’s works”

3–6 July 2017, Leeds, ‘International Medieval Congress’, University of Leeds, Institute for Medieval Studies
Dimitra Fimi, Wednesday, 30 November 2016, ‘Tolkien Sessions at IMC Leeds, July 2017

28–31 July 2017, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, USA, ‘Mythcon 48’, The Mythopoeic Society
Lynn Maudlin, The Horn of Rohan Redux, Monday, 6 March 2017, ‘Mythcon 48 Guests of Honor Announced
Lynn Maudlin, The Horn of Rohan Redux, Tuesday, 7 March 2017, ‘Mythcon 48 CALL FOR PAPERS

10–13 August 2017, California State University, East Bay, Hayward Campus, USA, ‘Omentielva Otsea: The Seventh International Conference on J.R.R. Tolkien’s Invented Languages’, Omentielva

21–24 September 2017, St. Anthony’s College, Oxford, ‘Oxonmoot’, The Tolkien Society

 

Essays and Scholarship

“J.R.R. Tolkien” on Academia.edu
“Tolkien Studies” on Academia.edu
A sampling of papers uploaded to Academia.edu March (-ish … probably … or thereabouts, the exact upload date is generally not available). Unsorted. Where a paper is indicated as having been previously published in a journal, this is included here:
Rune Tveitstul Jensen, MA thesis: University of Oslo, ‘The Role of Trees in Shakespeare, Tolkien and Atwood
Robert Tally, Popular Fiction and Spatiality: Reading Genre Settings ed. Lisa Fletcher, ‘Tolkien’s Geopolitical Fantasy: Spatial Narrative in The Lord of the Rings
Diego Kautau, Ciberteologia – Journal of Theology & Culture Ano II, n. 8, ‘Evil and Power. The symbolism of the One Ring in “The Lord of the Rings”

Tom Hillman, Saturday, 4 March 2017, ‘‘She died’ — The Choice of Lúthien and the Destiny of the Elves (FR 1.xi.191-93)
Excellent essay by Tom Hillman! Focusing on the choice of Lúthien and Arwen, and the role of their stories in the larger legendarium (both the history and the history of the history, so to speak …) including The Lord of the Rings. I’ve posted my comments in a comment on the blog itself.

Dennis Wise, Saturday, 11 March 2017, ‘Tolkien Syllabus
Because teaching Tolkien is an essential part of Tolkien scholarship …

Dimitra Fimi, Friday, 17 March 2017, ‘Article on Invented Languages on the Times Literary Supplement (TLS) Online
Click through to the TLS article …

John D. Rateliff, Tuesday, 21 March 2017, ‘“Milton Waldman Wednesday”
Adding details about Tolkien’s discussions with Milton Waldman (leading to the famous 1951 letter).

Elise Ringo, TOR.com, Tuesday, 28 March 2017, ‘Middle-earth: A World on the Edge

John Garth, Friday, 31 March 2017, ‘When Tolkien reinvented Atlantis and Lewis went to Mars

Luthien and Huan coming for Beren
Katarzyna Chmiel-Gugulska

 

Commentary

Paulette Zimmerman, Thursday, 2 March 2017, ‘The wisdom of Tolkien in our present age

Stephen C. Winter, Monday, 6 March 2017, ‘The Palantir, Knowledge and Corruption

Corey Mohler, Existential Comics, Monday, 6 March 2017, ‘The Council of Elrond
Not sure if this comic is scholarly comparative critique, enlightened commentary, or just intelligent humour …

Tom Hillman, Saturday, 11 March 2017, ‘Did Boromir fall? (RK 5.iv.813)

Bruce G. Charlton, Friday, 10 March 2017, ‘The real, the true and wishful thinking

Stephen C. Winter, Monday, 13 March 2017, ‘Merry Thinks About “Being Overlooked” Just One More Time

Lynn Forest-Hill, Southfarthing Mathom, Monday, 13 March 2017, ‘First meeting in March

Jack Malvern, The Times, Thursday, 16 March 2017, ‘Writers who fell under Tolkien’s spell
Requires registrstion … (you get two articles per week for free)

Joseph Pearce, Friday, 17 March 2017, ‘Seer: A Tribute to the Vision of J.R.R. Tolkien

Stephen C. Winter, Monday, 20 March 2017, ‘The Hands of the King are The Hands of a Healer. Aragorn in The Houses of Healing.

Anna Smol, Saturday, 25 March 2017, ‘Tolkien Reading Day: 2 poems to memorize
This brilliant commentary deserves mention here as well as in the Reading Day section.

Jonathan S. McIntosh, Tuesday, 21 March 2017, ‘Christ’s Harrowing of Hell in “Fog on the Barrow-Downs”

Maev Kennedy, The Guardian, Wednesday, 22 March 2017, ‘Rare ledgers reveal shoe-buying habits of Tolkien and Waugh

Joseph Pearce, The Imaginative Conservative, Friday, 24 March 2017, ‘Wonder and Wickedness: The Anatomy of Good and Evil

Tom Hillman, Monday, 27 March 2017, ‘‘Fear not’ and μή φοβει̃σθε — The King Revealed (FR 2.ix.393)

Brenton Dickieson, Tuesday, 28 March 2017, ‘The Tolkien Letter that Every Lover of Middle Earth Must Read [sic]
Referring to a 1954 letter to Naomi Mitchison (no. 144 in the published Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien).

Brenton Dickieson, Thursday, 30 March 2017, ‘Of Beren and Lúthien, Of Myth and the Worlds We Love

 

Reviews and Book News

Kris Swank, Wednesday, 1 March 2017, ‘Approaches to Teaching Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and Other Works (2015) edited by Leslie A. Donovan

The Road That Must Be Trod
Tsvetelina Krumova – Elmenel

Dennis Wise, Saturday, 4 March 2017, ‘REVIEW: Timothy Burnish’s High Towers and Strong Places

John Wm. Houghton, Journal of Tolkien Research, Sunday, 12 March 2017, ‘Laughter in Middle-earth: Humour in and around the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien (2016) edited by Thomas Honegger and Maureen F. Mann

Dimitra Fimi, Sunday, 12 March 2017, ‘The book is out! (plus “extended” table of contents!)
About Dimitra’s new book (‘monograph’ in the proper vernacular), Celtic Myth in Contemporary Children’s Fantasy.

Caroline Thain, The Herts Advertiser, Tuesday, 14 March 2017, ‘Everyone’s Tolkien about Harpenden author’s new book
… I really – I mean, really – wish we could get rid of that bad talking / Tolkien pun … As for Rowe’s book, it remains on my list of books under consideration, awaiting some more qualified reviews.

Deidre A. Dawson, Journal of Tolkien Research, Wednesday, 15 March 2017, ‘Representations of Nature in Middle-earth (2016), edited by Martin Simonson

Dennis Wise, Wednesday, 15 March 2017, ‘A look at the Zaleski’s The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings

John D. Rateliff, Wednesday, 15 March 2017, ‘New Arrivals (Chris Mitchell memorial)

John D. Rateliff, Friday, 17 March 2017, ‘Tolkien’s Requiem

Tom Hillman, Saturday, 18 March 2017, ‘Review: The Gospel According to Tolkien: Visions of the Kingdom in Middle-earth
I am very grateful for good people like Tom Hillman, who provides us with qualified reviews of Tolkien books, allowing us to decide not to bother …. Thank you, Tom!

John D. Rateliff, Monday, 20 March 2017, ‘Tolkien in NEWSWEEK (special issue)
It would seem that the paper issue is better than the excerpts posted … perhaps one really should order a copy …

Martin Simonson, Journal of Tolkien Research, Saturday, 25 March 2017, ‘Critical Insights: The Hobbit (2016) edited by Stephen W. Potts

Dimitra Fimi, Saturday, 25 March 2017, ‘The History of Middle-earth: Exploring Tolkien’s entire ‘legendarium’
Refer all your friends who have liked The Lord of the Rings to this excellent article by Dimtra Fimi on moving on to Tolkien’s wider legendarium.

Gergely Nagy, Journal of Tolkien Research, Sunday, 26 March 2017, ‘Tolkien in the New Century: Essays in Honor of Tom Shippey (2014), edited by John Wm. Houghton, Janet Brennan Croft, Nancy Martsch, John D. Rateliff, and Robin Anne Reid

Jeffrey R. Hawboldt, Saturday, 25 March 2017, ‘“Beren and Luthien” Deluxe Edition Cover Art

John D. Rateliff, Monday, 27 March 2017, ‘The Worst Book on Tolkien Ever Written?

Anders Stenström, Tolkienseminariet, Tuesday, 28 March 2017, ‘16 mars 2017
One of the few non-English blogs that I consistently include here are the reviews by the Swedish Tolkienseminariet. This time they have included a number of books about Tolkien in Italian that I have not found commented elsewehere. Though brief, the reviews published here are always of high quality and well worth reading, if you are at all capable of struggling through the Swedish language.

Gollum
Katarzyna Chmiel-Gugulska

 

Tolkienian Artwork

‘Queensland Chris’, DeviantArt, Wednesday, 22 February 2017, ‘Doors of Durin

‘Queensland Chris’, DeviantArt, Monday, 27 February 2017, ‘You shall not Pass

Matěj Čadil, DeviantArt, Monday, 27 February 2017, ‘Greenwood the Great

‘Queensland Chris’, DeviantArt, Wednesday, 8 March 2017, ‘Trolls

Caleb Hines, DeviantArt, Friday, 10 March 2017, ‘Mithrandir

‘Queensland Chris’, DeviantArt, Friday, 10 March 2017, ‘Riddles in the Dark

Riana, DeviantArt, Saturday, 11 March 2017, ‘Farmer Giles of Ham – A Dragon’ s Tail
More Tolkien delicacies from Riana (you may remember my praise for her Leaf by Niggle illustrations in October). It is marvellous to see a gifted artist focusing on some of Tolkien’s smaller (and less known) stories.

Tomás Hijo, Monday, 13 March 2017, ‘Gandalf Bookplate

‘Queensland Chris’, DeviantArt, Monday, 13 March 2017, ‘A Light in Mirkwood

‘Queensland Chris’, DeviantArt, Thursday, 16 March 2017, ‘Glamdring the Foe- Hammer

Bruce Criswell, DeviantArt, Tuesday, 21 March 2017, ‘the hobbit

Franziska Pietschmann, ‘Eirieniel’, DeviantArt, Saturday, 25 March 2017, ‘Little black book page 13

Tsvetelina Krumova, Wednesday, 29 March 2017, ‘Happy Yén 15 of This Age!

Elena Kukanova, DeviantArt, Thursday, 30 March 2017, ‘Beren

‘conzitool’, DeviantArt, Thursday, 30 March 2017, ‘House of Elrond – Peredhil ranger

‘conzitool’, DeviantArt, Thursday, 30 March 2017, ‘House of Elrond – Peredhil warrior

Eva Z., DeviantArt, Friday, 31 March 2017, ‘Tinfang Warble in autumn

Tsvetelina Krumova, Friday, 31 March 2017, ‘The High Hope of the Elves

Tsvetelina Krumova, Friday, 31 March 2017, ‘The Road That Must Be Trod

 

Story Internal (Ardalogy)

Michael Martinez, Monday, 6 March 2017, ‘Why Did Théoden Assemble the Riders of Rohan in Dunharrow?

Michael Martinez, Thursday, 16 March 2017, ‘What is the Meaning of Umbar (the City Name)?

Michael Martinez, Friday, 31 March 2017, ‘Q: Did the Nazgûl Have Physical Bodies?
This is one of the very few cases where I have to disagree firmly with Michael Martinez. The Ringwraiths (or Nazgûl or Úlairi) definitely did have physical bodies – very nearly everything about them as told in The Lord of the Rings would have been impossible by the internal rules governing Tolkien’s sub-created world if they did not. This is not to say that I disagree with everything Martinez writes – in fact I agree with most of it, except his conclusion, which I believe to be in error.

 

Other Stuff

Alicia Kort, Newsweek Special Edition, Saturday, 4 March 2017, ‘J.R.R. Tolkien’s Love for His Wife Inspired ‘The Lord of the Rings’
The author of this article probably should have read a bit more by John Garth …

David Bratman, Sunday, 5 March 2017, ‘gob
… the literary collector … 🙂

James Ellis, Newsweek Special Edition, Sunday, 5 March 2017, ‘How J.R.R. Tolkien Redefined Fantasy Stories
The Newsweek Special Edition articles continue to underwhelm me …

James Ellis, Newsweek Special Edition, Sunday, 5 March 2017, ‘The Road Goes On – The Making Of J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘Silmarillion’
Still not impressing, but not quite as underwhelming as the previous articles …

Dennis Wise, Tuesday, 7 March 2017, ‘Critical Theory (comics!) and LoTR

John D. Rateliff, Tuesday, 7 March 2017, ‘Wagner and Tolkien or Tolkien and Wagner?
If a good suggestion comes up, I might just be interested myself (particularly if it works for someone who dislikes Wagner’s music).

David Bratman, Tuesday, 14 March 2017, ‘Tolkien studied
To most of this … sigh! (and that’s putting it mildly). To the last paragraph … brilliant!

David Bratman, Thursday, 16 March 2017, ‘victory over wordage

‘Stubby the Rocket’, TOR.com, Monday, 20 March 2017, ‘Boromir Lied to Us!
Just for fun! (Jackson-Boromir, that is, not Tolkien’s)

 

Other Reading

I am still making my way through Tolkien’s Beowulf, currently on the commentary. It is slow going as I only read through the occasional lunch break (when I don’t have a companion to chat with during lunch), but I am nonetheless enjoying it, finding the discussions quite interesting.

Aware of High Beauty
Tsvetelina Krumova – Elmenel

 

Web Sites

IOL, Friday, 25 May 2007, ‘The Children Of Hurin – JRR Tolkien
Sometimes odd old things appear in my feeds such as this 2007 review of The Children of Húrin

Katie W, The Fandomentals, ‘Lord of the Rings Re-read
A blog on re-reading The Lord of the Rings. Shared by Ernest Davis on the Mythopoeic Society mailing list (thank you!)

Elena Kukanova
Elena Kukanova’s personal web-site. You will have noticed my many inclusions of Ms. Kukanova’s pictures in my arts-section, and here, then, is her personal web-site.

 

The Blog Roll

These are blogs you really should be following yourself if you’re interested in Tolkien …
Contents from these blogs will only be reported here if there is something that I find particularly interesting, or posts that fit with a monthly theme. However, you will find below links to monthly archives of posts for months where something has been posted to the blog. In some cases you may find a headline for a post, if I wish to recommend it particularly.

Dimitra Fimi, ‘Dr. Dimitra Fimi
Archive of posts from March 2017

John D. Rateliff — ‘Sacnoth’s Scriptorium
Archive of posts from March 2017

John Garth, ‘John Garth
Archive of posts from March 2017

Jonathan S. McIntosh, ‘The Flame Imperishable
Archive of posts from March 2017

David Bratman, ‘Kalimac’s Journal
Archive of posts from March 2017

Jenny Dolfen, ‘Jenny’s Sketchbook
Archive of posts from March 2017

Anna Smol, ‘A Single Leaf
Archive of posts from March 2017

Various, The Mythopoeic Society
News archive

Various (Bradford Eden, ed.)Journal of Tolkien Research (JTR)
Archive of contributions for the on-going volume 4, issue 1

Various, The Tolkien Society (TS)
Archive of posts from March 2017

Southfarthing Mathom
Archive of posts from March 2017

Various, The Mythopoeic Society, ‘The Horn of Rohan Redux
Archive of posts from March 2017

Sue Bridgwater, ‘Skorn
Archive of posts from March 2017

Tom Hilman, ‘Alas, not me
Archive of posts from March 2017

Michael Martinez, ‘Middle-earth
Archive of posts from March 2017

Bruce Charlton, ‘Tolkien’s The Notion Club Papers
Archive of posts from March 2017

Various, ‘Middle-earth News
Archive of posts from March 2017

Jeffrey R. Hawboldt, ‘Expressions of Substance
Archive of posts from March 2017

Ryszard Viajante Derdzinski, ‘Tolknięty
Archive of posts from March 2017 (all March posts are in Polish)

Stephen C. Winter, ‘Wisdom from The Lord of the Rings
Archive of posts from March 2017

Sources

No new sources in March 2017

For a full list of sources, see http://parmarkenta.blogspot.com/p/sources.html

About the Author: Troels Forchhammer

“The love of Faery is the love of love” – J.R.R. Tolkien
Being either among the last of the baby boomers or first of the generation X’ers, I have now grown to become a father of four, an active Scouter, a physicist working as test and quality engineer … and of course an amateur Tolkienist.