Lots of Flieger on Tolkien
I recently saw that there will be a collection of Verlyn Flieger’s Tolkien-articles coming out soon. This is great news for those of us who enjoy Tolkien scholarship, especially since Verlyn ranks among the very best – and the most pleasant to read. My personal favourite is ”Taking the Part of Trees: Eco-conflict in Middle-earth” but I look forward to reading the other pieces, some of which I am not yet familiar with. If you have not yet read Flieger on Tolkien, you might want to track down this book, Green Suns and Faërie: Essays on J.R.R. Tolkien, and give it a try. Due from the Kent State UP this summer.
For more information (including a table of contents), see Lingwë – Musings of a Fish.