This monograph is a collection of analytic articles on J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit," written by Tolkien scholar and Comparative Translationist Mark T. Hooker, most famous, perhaps, for his application of Comparative Translation to the study of Tolkien in his book "Tolkien Through Russian Eyes". All of the articles in the book have been reviewed and revised to take into consideration the materials newly made available in "The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion."
"Beyond Bree" says that there is "something here for everyone with even a passing interest in Tolkien. All of the articles are well researched, insightful, and highly informative."
"Amon Hen" (September 2006) says: "Highly recommendable."
"Tolkien Studies" (No. 4) says: a "pleasantly eccentric volume" . . . "Hooker has a wide variety of things to say that have not been heard before."
Includes bibliographic references and index. B&W illustrations.
Also from this author:
Tolkien Through Russian Eyes (Walking Tree Publishers, 2003), published simultaneously in Russian.
"Frodo's Batman," Tolkien Studies, No. 1 (2004)
The Hobbitonian Anthology (Llyfrawr, 2009)
"Reading John Buchan in Search of Tolkien," Tolkien and the Study of His Sources, Jason Fisher (ed.). (McFarland, 2011)
Tolkien and Welsh (Llyfrawr, 2012)
The Tolkienaeum (Llyfrawr, 2014)
Iter Tolkienensis (Llyfrawr, 2016)
Tolkien and Sanskrit (Llyfrawr, 2016)