rticles and essays
- A Paragon of Virtue Will Meet a Blonde With a Big Sword - Kasiopea
A walking ideal or a chatterbox full of complexes? Kasiopea takes a look at Faramir in order to find at least one small vice in this icon of all virtues.
- „Ósanwe-kenta, or Deliberations on the Nature of Good and Evil in Tolkien’s Late Legendarium” - Michał Leśniewski 'M.L.'
"Ósanwe-kenta. Enquiry into the Communication of Thought" is one of the most important Tolkien’s essays, concerning the late phase of the Legendarium. The deliberations on one of the forms of communication presented there are only a pretext to present the philosophical-theological nature of the presented world. The author places particular emphasis on Melkor and his relations with the Valar and Children of Ilúvatar, and also on the relations of this text with "Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth", "Quendi and Eldar", and several texts from "Myths Transformed", showing that only together they form a philosophical-theological whole.
- Language Individualization in Selected Protagonists of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings - Urszula Lip
The Author shows on examples that the mode of speech of the characters is justified by the literary form of The Lord of the Rings and enhances their characteristics, not allowing the novel to change into an epic; she analyses the utterances of Hobbits, Elves, Wizards, and highborn Men, and stresses the importance of the oral tradition to the peoples of Middle-earth
- The Voices of Arda – On Music in Tolkien’s World - Anna Milewska 'Elbereth'
The Author tries to show the significance of music in the Legendarium. Starting from the Music of the Ainur, she compares the contemporary composer’s techniques and the medieval, philosophical approach to music understood as the harmony of the world to Tolkien’s Ainulindalë.
- Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit... Karolina Stopa-Olszańska 'Melinir'
‘Melinir’ wonders what exactly Sam Gamgee served Frodo in Ithilien, as the problem is both culinary and linguistic.
anfiction and poetry
- Return to Me -Dawn Felagund
Finarfin is summoned by Mandos to assist in the reembodiment of his son Finrod. The short story is followed by M. Leśniewski’s commentary on its content.
- From the Archives of Michel Delving Messenger Service Zosia Stanecka 'Nasturcja Gamgee'
Elanor Gamgee is staying in Gondor as Queen Arwen’s lady-in-waiting. It is 1436 and Elanor writes letters to her beloved father, describing her experiences in the world of Big People.
There is a crossword puzzle in the issue.
There is a selection of poetry by by Katarzyna Wojdak 'Avari' , Anna Adamczyk-Śliwińska 'Nifrodel' and Janina Stasiszyn 'Míriel Mirima' and Katarzyna Staniewska 'Elring'. The issue ends with noteworthy events in Poland and abroad, and Hobbit riddles.
eviews and interviews
- An interview with Tadeusz A. Olszański - by Anna Adamczyk-Śliwińska 'Nifrodel'
- Cinzia Gregorutti, Luisa Vassallo, L'erbario di Tolkien. Ricette e rimedi naturali della Terra di Mezzo - reviewed by Monika Machała 'mONA'
- Joseph Pearce, Literary Converts - reviewed by Tadeusz A. Olszański
- J.R.R. Tolkien, Mr. Bliss - reviewed by Marek Śliwiński 'elfy'
- The Silmarillion. Thirty Years On, ed. Allan Turner - reviewed by Tadeusz A. Olszański
- A Very Subjective Account of an Excursion to Tolkien’s England - reviewed by Karolina Stopa-Olszańska 'Melinir'