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J.R.R. Tolkien: Scholar and Storyteller

J.R.R. Tolkien, Scholar and Storyteller: Essays in Memoriam
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AuthorEdited by Mary Salu and Robert T. Farrell
PublisherIthaca/London: Cornell University Press
Released31 March 1979
FormatHardback in dust-jacket
ISBN080141038X

J.R.R. Tolkien, Scholar and Storyteller: Essays in Memoriam is an anthology that was published as a tribute to J.R.R. Tolkien - both an academic and as an author. 1,560 copies were printed.

It includes Tolkien's Valedictory Address to the University of Oxford (pp.16-32). Also includes:

  • Professor J.R.R. Tolkien: Creator of Hobbits and inventor of a new mythology - Tolkien's obituary notice, as printed in The Times, 3 September 1973.
  • The Man and the Scholar - A reminiscence by S.T.R.O. d'Ardenne.
  • Handlist of the Published Writings of J.R.R. Tolkien - Compiled by Humphrey Carpenter.

[edit] Contents

  • PART ONE
    • "Professor J.R.R. Tolkien" (from The Times)
    • "Valedictory Address to the University of Oxford" by ​J.R.R. Tolkien
    • "The Man and the Scholar"​ by S.T.R.O. d'Ardenne
  • PART TWO
    • "Beowulf Lines 3074- 3075" by A.J. Bliss
    • "Lazamon's English Sources" by P.J. Frankis
    • "God, Death, and Loyalty in The Battle of Maldon" by​ Fred C. Robinson
    • "Geoweorpa: 'Once Held in High Esteem'" by​ E.G. Stanley
    • "Narrative Insight in Laxdaela Saga" by ​Ursula Dronke
    • "Nosce te ipsum: Some Medieval Interpretations" by​ J.A.W. Bennett
    • "Chaucer's Man of Law and His Tale: The Eccentric Design" by​ Robert T. Farrell
    • "Chaucer and 'Pite'" by​ Douglas Gray
    • "Make Believe: Chaucer's Rationale of Storytelling in The House of Fame" by​ Geoffrey T. Shepherd
    • "Moral Chaucer and Kindly Gower" by​ Rosemary Woolf
  • PART THREE
    • "The Lord of the Rings as Romance" by​ Derek S. Brewer
    • "The Gospel of Middle Earth According to J.R.R. Tolkien" by​ William Dowie
    • "Creation from Philology in The Lord of the Rings" by​ T.A. Shippey
    • "Handlist of the Published Writings of J.R.R. Tolkien" by ​Humphrey Carpenter