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 5 months 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 6 months 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 7 months ago by rd
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 9 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 17 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 20 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 20 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 on March 19, 2013 by James Attwood
I had heard of this book and had hunted for it everywhere. So glad to find it on Amazon. I used it for my Brit. Read morePublished on January 13, 2013 by Rachel E. Moore