If you're unsure of this, best go check your volumes before purchasing your umpteenth exemplar.
If you consider yourself a student of great writing, but have only read Anglo-Saxon poetry in someone's "translation," Prof.
I recently bought and read Tolkien's translation of Beowulf, and found Tolkien's notes to the text wonderfully illuminating.
Got it for the chapter, "On Fairy Stories." A little weighty, yet insightful. I enjoy fairy-tales, CS Lewis, Grimm, HC Anderson and my new favorite, "The Troll of... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Tony Foglio
There's much here of worth to the Tolkein scholar, not the least of which is the opportunity to see The Master's evaluation of the critics who did or did not see what he was up to. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Russell L. McCollom III
I recently bought and read Tolkien's translation of Beowulf, and found Tolkien's notes to the text wonderfully illuminating. Read morePublished 2 months ago by rd
An excellent commentary and collection of lectures on Beowulf, Gawain and the Green Knight and On Faerie Tales. Well edited and put together by Christopher Tolkien.Published 4 months ago by Pint-sized Bookworm
I have not read this yet, but how can it not be interesting. Of course, he is the scholar who discovered Beowulf and brought the manuscript to life. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Threads
if you have a tolkien collection or know someone who does this book is a must have for that collection though not about middle-earth it is a great read about tolkiens studies as a... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Tom Brooks
Tolkien is a careful commentator. All the essays and lectures in this book enhance the reading of his translations. Warmly recommended.Published 15 months ago by Christopher Lawson
This book has the essay that is the reason why we still read Beowulf, namely, Beowulf: The Monsters and Critics. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Greg Camp
Finally available after years being out of print, this book provides amzing insight into the development of fairy tales and modern myth. Read morePublished 19 months ago by James Attwood