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

Mythlore 121/122

Volume 31, Issue 3/4
2013 Spring/Summer
148 pages

Table of Contents

—Janet Brennan Croft

Of Spiders and Elves
—Joyce Tally Lionarons

The Inner Consistency of Reality”: Intermediacy in The Hobbit
—Nicholas Birns

Disparaging Narnia: Reconsidering Tolkien’s View of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
—Josh B. Long

J.R.R. Tolkien, Sub-creation, and Theories of Authorship
—Benjamin Saxton

But Grace is Not Infinite”: Tolkien’s Explorations of Nature and Grace in His Catholic Context
—Phillip Irving Mitchell

Sméagol and Déagol: Secrecy, History, and Ethical Subjectivity in Tolkien’s World
—E. J. Christie

A Narnian Clarification, from Michael Ward


  • John Bremer. C.S. Lewis, Poetry, and the Great War: 1914-1918. (Reviewed by Christopher, J.)
  • Hope Mirrlees. Collected Poems. (Reviewed by Birns, N.)
  • William Gray. Fantasy, Art, and Life: Essays on George MacDonald, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Other Fantasy Writers. (Reviewed by McLaren, S.)
  • Robert Boenig. C.S. Lewis and the Middle Ages. (Reviewed by Ordway, H.)
  • Lynnette Porter, ed. Sherlock Holmes for the 21st Century: Essays on New Adaptations. (Reviewed by Croft, J.B.)
  • Sandra J. Lindow. Dancing the Tao: Le Guin and Moral Development. (Reviewed by Badgley, C.)
  • Rainer Nagel. Hobbit Place-Names: A Linguistic Excursion Through the Shire. (Reviewed by Forchhammer, T.)
  • Roberto Arduini and Claudio A Testi, eds. The Broken Scythe: Death and Immortality in the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien. (Reviewed by Sime, H.J.)
  • U.S. Games Systems. The Hobbit Tarot and The Lord of the Rings Tarot Deck and Card Game. (Reviewed by Auger, E.)
  • Cynthia J. Hallett and Peggy J. Huey, eds. J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter. (Reviewed by Croft, J.B.)