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Maybe not meant to be experienced in this order, the four items certainly form a strong whole, one essential to the understanding of the author - more so than anything you might see in cinema these days...
Leaf by Niggle ~ recounts the story of the artist, Niggle, who has `a long journey to make' and is seen interestingly as an allegory of Tolkien's life. Written concurrently as `the Lord of the Rings' was taking shape, it shows Tolkien's mastery and understanding of the art of sub-creation.
Mythopoeia ~ the author Philomythus (lover of myth), confounds the opinion of misomythus (hater of myth).
The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth ~ Professor Tolkien's dramatic poem which takes up the story following the disastrous battle of Maldon in 991, where the English Commander Beorhtnoth was killed.
This indisputably exceptional book is a must-read for all devoted Tolkien fans and ardent admirers of this intriguing Professor's life, for it goes as far as to explain the nature of his art and to justify his success. Tolkien's love for the common fairytale is expressed through his fantasy works, and it is fascinating to read in this book how they have inspired his work to such an extent.Read more ›
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Leaf by Niggle in particular is hauntingly beautiful. It's hard to put my finger on what it is about this story that I love so much but I keep coming back to it. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Andy
A special book, if you care about the LOTR, and if you care about the damage done by biblical literalists. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Mr S. E. Weeks
I bought this for a copy of `Leaf by Niggle` which remains one of my favourite tales. However I was very impressed by the range of lesser known essays in here. Read morePublished on 19 Sept. 2013 by Ian Finlayson
This book shows Tolkien in all his glory, it shows his reason and creativity through the essay and poems/story. Read morePublished on 28 July 2013 by Fez
Smith of Wootton Major, written between 1964 and 1966* and published in 1967, is a meditation on the gift of fantasy. Read morePublished on 8 Oct. 2012 by Mike London
Hunted for a reasonably priced copy of 'Leaf by Niggle' & this was it. (All others seemed to be tied into expensive anthologies. Read morePublished on 28 Dec. 2011 by F. L. Baird