On “Skrike”

Here, friends, is the post on skriking, which I mentioned bore writing in Rereading The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings, Part 1. Prior to writing this post, I had not the faintest idea of what skrike meant, though I could glean a general sense from its context in The Hobbit. As for its etymology ...

“The Feminine Principle in Tolkien,” by Melanie Rawls

“The Feminine Principle in Tolkien” is an essay I happened upon about a month ago.  I was meandering through various byways---an article to a book to an article on that book which mentioned this essay---and discovered it like one finds a pretty pebble on the road.  It appeared at a particularly timely moment, as in … Continue reading “The Feminine Principle in Tolkien,” by Melanie Rawls

Rereading The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings, Part 1: The Hobbit (Raw Reflections)

Hello, my friends, This fall I have been re-treading the paths of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.  My brother is taking a Socratic discussion course on these works and I leapt at the opportunity to reread them.  As I finish each book, I will share with you the thoughts that come to … Continue reading Rereading The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings, Part 1: The Hobbit (Raw Reflections)