Posts Tagged ‘Tolkien’

Poetry in “The Hobbit”

J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit is a novel and not an anthology of poetry, yet it contains dozens of poems withing the text, supporting the plot, providing humor, and enriching the overall themes and mythos of the work. The text, poems, and illustrations are all Tolkien’s work and appeal particularly to young readers for their simplicity, […]

The Children of Húrin

The Children of Húrin by J.R.R. Tolkien Houghton Mifflin April 17, 2007 It’s been a long and quiet thirty years since Tolkien put out “The Silmarillion,” the epic history of the Noldor in Beleriand. At long last, a new title has emerged by the greatest epic writer of the twentieth century, J.R.R. Tolkien. “The Children […]