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The Body in Tolkien’s Legendarium: Essays on Middle-earth Corporeality ed. by Christopher Vaccaro (review)

The Body in Tolkien’s Legendarium: Essays on Middle-earth Corporeality ed. by Christopher Vaccaro... mand, "You must tolerate the stealthy approach" (M&C 198). There were times in this volume when I felt Arduini and Testi were using a similar "stealthy" approach to introduce and explore several key themes and elements of Tolkien's creative thoughts under the umbrella of the seemingly unexplored topic of "Tolkien and philosophy." However, while many of these themes have been explored in Tolkienian scholarship, I think this volume, like Arduini and Testi's other exploratory volume for Walking Tree Publishers, The Broken Scythe: Death and Immortality in the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien (2012), offers scholars and students a host of new and interesting insights and avenues for further investigation and is worth exploring. Andrew Higgins London, England Notes 1. This first early title, "Escathology," is actually listed with a typo. Thanks to Janet Brennan Croft and Åke Bertenstam, this reviewer was able to track down this early article. The title was actually "Eschatology?," and the piece (Student Movement 58 [1956]: 37­38) is a fairly positive review of the then recently published The Return of the King. The article focuses on the important role of Gollum in the structure of Tolkien's plot. The author's full name remains elusive. The Body http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Tolkien Studies West Virginia University Press

The Body in Tolkien’s Legendarium: Essays on Middle-earth Corporeality ed. by Christopher Vaccaro (review)

Tolkien Studies , Volume 13 – Dec 14, 2016

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mand, "You must tolerate the stealthy approach" (M&C 198). There were times in this volume when I felt Arduini and Testi were using a similar "stealthy" approach to introduce and explore several key themes and elements of Tolkien's creative thoughts under the umbrella of the seemingly unexplored topic of "Tolkien and philosophy." However, while many of these themes have been explored in Tolkienian scholarship, I think this volume, like Arduini and Testi's other exploratory volume for Walking Tree Publishers, The Broken Scythe: Death and Immortality in the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien (2012), offers scholars and students a host of new and interesting insights and avenues for further investigation and is worth exploring. Andrew Higgins London, England Notes 1. This first early title, "Escathology," is actually listed with a typo. Thanks to Janet Brennan Croft and Åke Bertenstam, this reviewer was able to track down this early article. The title was actually "Eschatology?," and the piece (Student Movement 58 [1956]: 37­38) is a fairly positive review of the then recently published The Return of the King. The article focuses on the important role of Gollum in the structure of Tolkien's plot. The author's full name remains elusive. The Body

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Tolkien StudiesWest Virginia University Press

Published: Dec 14, 2016

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