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).