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A scholarly, peer-reviewed journal devoted to the study of mythopoeic literature

Mythlore 109/110

Volume 28, Issue 3/4
2010 Spring/Summer
208 pages

Table of Contents

J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Leaf by Niggle”: An Allegory in Transformation
—Marie Nelson

Phantastical Regress: The Return of Desire and Deed in Phantastes and The Pilgrim’s Regress
—Jeffrey Bilbro

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell? Philip Pullman, C.S. Lewis, and the Fantasy Tradition
—Marek Oziewicz and Daniel Hade

C.S. Lewis’s “The Meteorite” and the Importance of Context
—Joe R. Christopher

Fairy and Elves in Tolkien and Traditional Literature
—Helios de Rosario Martínez

Dwarves are Not Heroes”: Antisemitism and the Dwarves in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Writing
—Rebecca Brackmann

Rethinking Shylock’s Tragedy: Radford’s Critique of Anti-Semitism in The Merchant of Venice
—Frank P. Riga

Totemic Reflexes in Tolkien’s Middle-earth
—Yvette Kisor

The Voice of Saruman: Wizards and Rhetoric in The Two Towers
—Jay Ruud

The Shire Quest: The ‘Scouring of the Shire’ as the Narrative and Thematic Focus of The Lord of the Rings
—David M. Waito


This issue we feature reviews of the following:

  • Where the Shadows Lie: A Jungian Interpretation of Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, by Pia Skogemann (Read Review)
  • Finding Oz: How L. Frank Baum Discovered the Great American Story, by Evan I. Schwartz (Read Review)
  • Out of My Bone: The Letters of Joy Davidman, edited by Don W. King (Read Review)
  • Collected Poems, by Mervyn Peake (Read Review)
  • C.S. Lewis on the Final Frontier: Science and the Supernatural in the Space Trilogy, by Sanford Schwartz (Read Review)
  • Death and Fantasy: Essays on Philip Pullman, C.S. Lewis, George MacDonald, and R.L. Stevenson, by William Gray (Read Review)
  • Stephen R. Donaldson and the Modern Epic Vision by Christine Barkley (Read Review)
  • The Fantastic Horizon: Essays and Reviews, by Darrell Schweitzer (Read Review)