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Corey Olsen analyzes the song of the Ent and the Entwife.

N.E. Brigand
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Jan 9 2013, 1:41pm


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In an article in Tolkien Studies, vol. 5 that I thought was pretty good. I haven't read Olsen's new book, Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, but at the International Congress on Medieval Studies last May in Kalamazoo, Douglas Anderson read aloud from Olsen's chapter on "Riddles in the Dark", which included some insightful comments on the riddle poems. (Olsen also spoke intelligently on "The wind was on the withered heath" when he appeared on a panel at an earlier conference; those remarks might also be incorporated into his book.) There are six long articles on Tolkien's poetry in the J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia edited by Michael Drout in 2006, in which the best analysis comes from Tom Shippey and Verlyn Flieger.

For some in-depth comments on a few of Tolkien's poems in LOTR, see also the TORN posts here.

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