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  • Bibliography (in English) for 2008
  • Rebecca Epstein (bio), Michael D.C. Drout, and David Bratman (bio)
Rebecca Epstein

Rebecca Epstein is a recent graduate of Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts.

David Bratman

David Bratman reviews books on Tolkien for Mythprint, the monthly bulletin of the Mythopoeic Society, for which he served as editor from 1980-1995. He has edited The Masques of Amen House by Charles Williams, compiled the authorized bibliography of Ursula K. Le Guin, and contributed articles on Tolkien to the journals Mallorn and Mythlore and the book Tolkien's Legendarium (ed. Verlyn Flieger and Carl F. Hostetter). His documentary chronology of the Inklings is an appendix to Diana Pavlac Glyer's book The Company They Keep. He holds an M.L.S. from the University of Washington and has worked as a librarian at Stanford University and elsewhere.

Primary Sources

Tolkien, J.R.R. "Chaucer as a Philologist: The Reeve's Tale." ed. Christopher Tolkien. Tolkien Studies 5 (2008): 109-171. [Reprinted from Transactions of the Philosophical Society 1934, with corrections from Tolkien's personal copy.]
——. "The Reeve's Tale: Version Prepared for Recitation at the 'Summer Diversions' Oxford: 1939." Tolkien Studies 5 (2008): 173-83.
——. Tales from the Perilous Realm. London: HarperCollins, 2008. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2008. [Expanded edition of 1997 volume, now containing "Introduction" by Tom Shippey; Roverandom; Farmer Giles of Ham; The Adventures of Tom Bombadil; Smith of Wootton Major; "Leaf by Niggle"; Appendix: "On Fairy-stories"; "Afterword" by Alan Lee. Illustrated by Alan Lee.].


Barker, Martin and Ernest Mathijs, eds. Watching The Lord of the Rings: Tolkien's World Audiences. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2008.
Blackham, Robert S. Tolkien's Oxford. Stroud, Gloucestershire: The History Press, 2008.
Bloom, Harold. J.R.R. Tolkien. Revised ed., with altered contents. New York: Bloom's Literary Criticism, 2008.
——., ed. J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. Revised ed., with altered contents. New York: Bloom's Literary Criticism, 2008.
Caldecott, Stratford and Thomas Honegger, eds. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings: Sources of Inspiration. Zollikofen: Walking Tree Publishers, 2008.
Fimi, Dimitra. Tolkien, Race and Cultural History: From Fairies to Hobbits. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Flieger, Verlyn and Douglas A. Anderson, eds. Tolkien on Fairy-Stories: Expanded Edition. London: HarperCollins, 2008.
Forest-Hill, Lynn, ed. The Mirror Crack'd: Fear and Horror in J.R.R. Tolkien's Major Works. Newcastle upon Tyne, England: Cambridge Scholars, 2008. [End Page 379]
Hiley, Margaret and Frank Weinreich, eds. Tolkien's Shorter Works: Essays of the Jena Conference 2007. Zollikofen: Walking Tree Publishers, 2008.
Miller, Laura. The Magician's Book: A Skeptic's Adventures in Narnia. New York: Little, Brown, 2008.
Morton, Andrew H. and John Hayes. Tolkien's Gedling, 1914: The Birth of a Legend. Studley, Warwickshire: Brewin Books, 2008.
Risden, E. L. Heroes, Gods and the Role of Epiphany in English Epic Poetry. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland, 2008.
Robinson, Jeremy. J.R.R. Tolkien: The Books, the Films, the Whole Cultural Phenomenon: Including a Scene-by-Scene Analysis of the 2001-2003 Lord of the Rings Films. Maidstone, Kent, United Kingdom: Crescent Moon, 2008.
Rogers, Ted. Evil, Eroticism, and Englishness in the Works of the British Literary Club, the Inklings: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Charles Williams. Saarbrücken: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, 2008.
Rorabeck, Robert. Tolkien's Heroic Quest. Maidstone, Kent, United Kingdom: Crescent Moon, 2008.
Simonson, Martin. The Lord of the Rings and the Western Narrative Tradition. Zollikofen: Walking Tree Publishers, 2008.
Wells, Sarah, ed. The Ring Goes Ever On: Proceedings of the Tolkien 2005 Conference: 50 Years of The Lord of the Rings. 2 vols. Coventry: The Tolkien Society, 2008.
Whittingham, Elizabeth A. The Evolution of Tolkien's Mythology: A Study of the History of Middle-Earth. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland, 2008.

Articles and Book Chapters

Adamczyk, Anna. "Tolkien and Nature." In Wells 2: 389-93.
Agan, Cami. "Song as Mythic...


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