Here’s what he had to say about my chapter:
Jason Fisher’s From Mythopoeia to Mythology: Tolkien, Lonnrot [sic], and Jerome is the first article (that I’ve read) that directly & openly discusses Christopher Tolkien’s role as author in the writing of The Silmarillion. As often as he is praised for his editorial role in the book’s assembly, not many people discuss in detail his role as (essentially) author. Fisher states ‘without Christopher, we might have had a ‘Silmarillion’, in the loosest sense of that term, but we would not have had The Silmarillion’. The Kalevala & The Latin Vulgate Bible are (as is implicit in the title) also disussed.I take this as favorable, though the reviewer doesn’t go into a lot of detail on what he liked or didn’t like. He did call the book “good scholarship” at the outset; and in his closing, he complimented it as “a very good selection of articles; and very current (CoH is mentioned).” The mention of The Children of Húrin, moreover, was mine. In discussing one text painstakingly assembled by Christopher Tolkien, it seemed appropriate to herald the arrival of another. :)
I must say it’s nice to learn that people out there are reading the book! If you are, let me know!
* Was my "[sic]" pretentious? His namesake is actually Khamûl, and I am such a Type A Nitpicker that I couldn’t let it go unmarked. Apologies for my Diacritical OCD. ;)