Reviews For Tolkien's Works And The Finnish Legends
Name: Alquien (Signed) · Date: September 16, 2011 16:47 · For: Chapter 2: On The Nature of Magic
This is a fascinating subject. I always knew that Tolkien was strongly influenced by the Finnish legends and language but never exactly how. You are explaining things wonderfully. Thank you so much for sharing this.
PS. Do you plan to publish this professionally?
Author's Response: Thanks! Well, I've been interested in folklore since I was a kid (yeah, I'm weird like that) and read quite a few collections of Finnish and European Medieval folk stories. When I read Silmarillion for the first time, the most obvious connections (e.g. T
Name: Alquien (Signed) · Date: August 08, 2011 0:59 · For: Chapter 1: T
This is fascinating to read and study. You bring a fresh insight to many aspects of Tolkien's work. I am looking forward to reading the remainder of it when you post it.
Author's Response: Thank you! I'm happy that you like it. I currently have only one chapter more completed and am in the process of editing it. However, I am getting new ideas so the essay might eventually grow to be three or four chapters long. The Chapter 2 will be up shortly.
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