Tuesday, April 22, 2008

An ‘inkling’ of what I’ve been up to recently

Good day, all. I’m working on a new post about some particular elements in Tolkien’s edition and translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, but it’s not quite ready yet. So in the meantime, I thought I’d sum up for interested parties some review work I’ve been engaged in recently — and will continue to be occupied with through the summer and perhaps into early next year, videlicet —

The Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio, by Lloyd Alexander. Published in Mythprint 44:11 #308 (November 2007), pp. 8–9. And in the following issue, December 2007, a personal essay, “Remembering Lloyd Alexander” (pp. 5–6).

The History of The Hobbit, by John Rateliff. This has just been published in Mythlore 101/102 (Spring/Summer 2008), pp. 206–12. I believe subscribers should be receiving their copies in a week or two.

Coming up in the April and May issues of Mythprint, I expect to have reviews of the 70th Anniversary Edition of The Hobbit as well as Charles Williams: Alchemy and Integration, by Gavin Ashenden.

In the Fall/Winter 2008 issue of Mythlore and/or possibly the Spring/Summer 2009 issue following that, I’ll have reviews of Ross Smith’s Inside Language: Linguistic and Aesthetic Theory in Tolkien, and Darrell Schweitzer’s critical collection, The Neil Gaiman Reader — which has one of the coolest covers I’ve seen in some time (pictured above).


  1. Quick correction: I believe the next issue of Mythlore is 101/102, not 100/101.

  2. Right you are! By the time you read this, I’ll have corrected that! Thanks, Randy! :)

  3. BTW, I just took a peek at your own website, where you described yourself as “a myth enthusiast and web developer living in Dallas, Texas.” That description could apply to me, pretty much word for word! Small world! Whereabout in Dallas do you live? I’m over in east Dallas, near White Rock Lake, and I work downtown.

  4. I also work downtown. Talk about a small world! I'll send you an email; perhaps we can get together for lunch.

  5. Small indeed! I’ll look for your email. :)