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1st May 2017: Another review of Laughter in Middle-earth

A further short review of Laughter in Middle-earth: Humour in and around the Works of JRR Tolkien has appeared. This time on Goodreads.

The review can be read here here.

(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=131 )

26th April 2017: Deep Roots in a Time of Frost reviewed in Beyond Bree

A review of Deep Roots in a Time of Frost has been published in the April 2017 edition of Beyond Bree. To see the review, please click here.

An earlier review of the book was published in the August 2015 edition of the same journal.

(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=130 )

22th March 2017: Laughter in Middle-earth reviewed

A review of Laughter in Middle-earth: Humour in and around the Works of JRR Tolkien has appeared on the Laughter in Middle-earth Facebook Group.

The Laughter in Middle-earth Facebook Group is a public group where people can discuss the Walking Tree Publishers book "Laughter in Middle-earth". Contributors to the book are members who can respond to questions about their articles. English is the preferred language over any of the Elvish dialects.

The group is located here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/324159177970965/

The review can be read on this website here.

(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=129 )

12th March 2017: Two book reviews published in Journal of Tolkien Research


Two book reviews have been published in Journal of Tolkien Research Volume 4 Issue 1

The reviews are of Representations of Nature in Middle-earth and Laughter in Middle-earth: Humour in and around the Works of JRR Tolkien

The articles can be read on the web page of the journal here.

(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=128 )

23rd February 2017: Call for Papers: Tolkien and Literary Wordbuilding

Celebratory volume on the occasion of the twentieth birthday of Walking Tree Publishers' Cormarë Series (1997-2017)

Read the call for papers here.

(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=127 )

24th November 2016: Laughter in Middle-earth published

Laughter in Middle-earth Walking Tree Publishers are proud to announce the publication of a new book Laughter in Middle-earth: Humour in and around the Works of JRR Tolkien. This collection of nine papers is edited by Thomas Honegger and Maureen F. Mann.

"It is precisely against the darkness of the world that comedy arises, and it is best when that is not hidden."

With these words Tolkien replied to Rayner Unwin's comments upon first reading Book 1 of Lord of the Rings. Rayner had not commented on the comedy of Book 1 but on the overpowering effect of "the struggle between darkness and light", as he put it, and that omission disappointed Tolkien. If this was the response of Tolkien's famous first reviewer, it is not surprising that academic studies have also tended to ... [read more]

(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=126 )

24th August 2016: About Edward S. Louis

The Monster Specialist Edward S. Louis, author of The Monster Specialis has launched a website presenting this and his other books,as well as two entertaining blogs.

The website is edwardslouis.com

(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=125 )

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