Tolkien’s Poetry in the Hobbit

Guest post over at David Wiley’s Scholarly Scribe! Check it out!

Author David Wiley

Today’s post is provided by Josh Brown, who has been featured on here a few times before. He has a piece on Tolkien’s poetry and songs that will be coming out next month in Critical Insights: The Hobbit, and this is something I’m very excited about and going to have to try to get my hands on. The table of contents for this piece can be found at the end of the post. Enjoy this guest post from Josh and be sure to check out his other work.

When someone says “J.R.R. Tolkien,” Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit almost always come come to mind first. No doubt he is most well-known for these seminal works of fantasy fiction, works that very nearly defined the genre and have been praised and admired for multiple generations.

But J.R.R. Tolkien was also a very accomplished poet (and linguist), and he made…

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