News for Feb. 18, 2005

Tolkien's cosmological vision

2/18/05, 1:44 pm EST - Xoanon

Peter L'Official writes: Before Frodo and Sam, there were Beren and Luthien. A case for revisiting "The Silmarillion." In the last dread days of disco-dr, in the midst of the Seventh Age -- known in perhaps a more familiar tongue as "the Nineteen Seventies" -- there emerged from the House of Houghton Mifflin, and later from that of Ballan-tine, a great book of which much was expected, though few but the most ardent of devotees could wholly comprehend it. It has, in the Tolkienian spirit, valiantly returned. [More]

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