JRR Tolkien's translation and commentary on the Old English poem "Beowulf" is to be published in due course in an edition edited by Dr. Michael Drout of Wheaton College. Dr. Drout noticed the manuscripts in a library storage box while researching the essay "Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics" and gained permission from the Tolkien Estate to publish the work.
"The BBC are running a huge poll in conjunction with a programme aired last Saturday called the 'Big Read' to try to ascertain what is the best loved novel of all-time. The LOTR is one of the nominees and the top ten books will each have a documentary on them aired in the autumn..."
The Celts, Anglo-Saxons and Norse had an enchanted view of the natural landscape. Woods, springs, lakes, mountains, stones and beasts were all imbued with a sacred life-force; this was a landscape inhabited by mythical warriors, kings, elves, goblins, wizards and monsters. Magic was not forgotten even during the Christian centuries of the so-called Dark Ages, when monks struggled for men's souls.
Rumors of nepotism and influence should be thrown out with the trash. Simon Tolkien, grandson of the legendary J.R.R. Tolkien, has written a novel, and it stands on its own as a worthy addition to anyone's mystery collection.
Woah... check this out... "A yellowing manuscript by J.R.R.Tolkien discovered in an Oxford library could become one of the publishing sensations of 2003..."
"Many people think of chivalry as a concept which comes from tales of swords, knights and wizardry of the Middle Ages. Ironically, however, one of the best-known tales of swords and wizardry comes not from the Middle Ages at all, but from the 20th century. The Lord of the Rings, written by J.R.R. Tolkien, appeared in the 1950s, and since its publication it has been responsible for introducing a whole new generation (or, more realistically, several new generations) to an ideal of heroism and chivalry that would have been very familiar to people of medieval Europe."
"There are one hundred and eleven recipes in the book (including one for Bilbo's eleventy-first birthday cake), listed by the regions of Middle-earth, and indexed by seasons of the year..."
If you live in Western Pennsylvania, you can get your own signed copy of Regional Cooking from Middle-earth!
Read a review and see a video of what this book has for you.
Just Released! A collection of 111 sections of recipes based on the habits, peoples, and foods mentioned by J.R.R.Tolkien in his stories pertaining to Middle-earth...
A new edition of The Hobbit Companion.
The affable curator of the Wanaka-based New Zealand Fighter Pilots Museum has spent the past eight months of his spare time writing the official guide to Lord of the Rings film locations throughout New Zealand. The official release of the guide book is not until November, and news about the 96-page publication being written has been suppressed by publishers HarperCollins (NZ).
Only recently published this new title, co-authored by former Tolkien Society Chairman Alex Lewis, investigates the background of the composition of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, including the nature of Tom Bombadil, aspects of feminism, and ecological sources of Tolkien's ideas.
Fantasy epic The Lord of the Rings continues to cast a spell on British readers, with a guide to the classic story entering the bestseller list at number one. Author Jude Fisher's companion to the first film in the Rings trilogy went to the top in its first week, chart compiler Nielsen BookScan said on Wednesday.
As reported in Issue #26 of Renaissance magazine by United Cutlery's Art Director, Kit Rae, the fall lineup of LOTR swords will include the Shards of Narsil, a Ringwraith Sword, Arwen's Sword, and a few other surprises!