Tolkien's World of the Rings: Language, Religion and Adventure

Tolkien's World of the Rings: Language, Religion and Adventure

Tolkien's World of the Rings: Language, Religion and Adventure

Tolkien's World of the Rings: Language, Religion and Adventure

Synopsis

With full colour watercolours by illustrator Wendy Bramall, this calendar features popular garden plants and hedgerow flowers whose popular names are taken from the Bible such as Jacob's Ladder, Star of Bethlehem, Rose of Sharon and many more. Complete with a card envelope for posting, this is the ideal gift for gardeners and flower arrangers.

Excerpt

Here, the intersection of the timeless moment
is England and nowhere. Never and always.

—T. S. ELIOT, [Little Gidding]

Do not laugh! But once upon a time (my crest has long
since fallen) I had a mind to make a body of more or less
connected legend, ranging from the large and cosmogonic
to the level of romantic fairy-story
the larger founded on the
lesser, the lesser drawing splendour from the vast backclothes

which I could dedicate simply: to England; to my country.
It should possess the tone and quality that I desired, somewhat
cool and clear, be redolent of our [air] (the clime and soil of the
North West, meaning Britain and the hither parts of Europe;
not Italy or the Aegean, still less the East), and while
possessing (if I could achieve it) the fair elusive beauty
that some call Celtic (though it is rarely found in genuine
ancient Celtic things), it should be [high,] purged of the gross,
and fit for the more adult mind of a land long steeped in poetry.

—J. R. R. TOLKIEN

For a number of years—say from the days of the first paperback Lord of the Rings to the very late 1970s—I wondered, in effect, why no one wrote this book. Paperback printings of The Lord of the Rings numbered fifty or more by the late '70s. Virtually every . . .

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