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rticles and essays
  • Light-elves, Dark-elves, and Others: Tolkien’s Elvish Problem - Tom Shippey

    The Author shows how Tolkien transferred beings from mythical and literary past to a contemporary work of literature.

  • The Origin of the Orcs and Matters Touching Thereon - Marek Wypych

    The Author gathers all the references to the origin of orcs found in the legendarium and illustrates the evolution of the idea of their origin with appropriate quotations.

  • Tolkien’s Mythopoeia – God, Faith and Freedom? - Jakub Z. Lichański

    It is a continuation of the article published in “Aiglos” No 16, treating the poem as a modern manifesto of Christian faith. The Author discusses Man’s place in the world created, as is believed by Tolkien, by God; he refers to Greek philosophers and the traditional teachings concerning the act of creation.

  • The Writer as a Critic. Some Thoughts on the Reading of J.R.R. Tolkien’s 'The Monsters and the Critics' - Agnieszka Sylwanowicz 'Evermind HS Took'

    The Author shows that Tolkien as a writer meets the demands of Tolkien the critic and that as a critic he looks at a literary work with a writer’s eye.

  • What Does Fantasy Need Realism For? - Wit Szostak

    This text from the field of literary studies suggests that fantasy is only a form of realistic prose, which, paradoxically, is the genre’s weakness.

  • On Free Will And Its Limits. A Few Words on Physical And Metaphysical Foundations of Tolkien’s World - Michał Leśniewski 'M.L.'

    The text shows the limits of free will resulting from the laws of physics and metaphysics presented in the legendarium.

  • Orality and Literacy in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth - Bartłomiej Błaszkiewicz

    The Author writes about the anthropology of the word and culture in Tolkien’s world, paying special attention to the orality or literacy of each culture.

  • Through Darkness to Light – the Classical Katabasis in Tolkien’s Legendarium - Mateusz Fafiński

    The Author discusses the use of the classical literary form of katabasis as an element in the structure of Tolkien’s works and his world.



anfiction and poetry
  • A hobbit bedtime story or Gaffer Gamgee’s tale "How the Brave Hobbit Scared a Stupid Troll" - Zosia Stanecka 'Nasturcja Gamgee'

    It is a playful story of how a certain Hamfast Gamgee accidentally scared off a troll. Accident or no accident, trolls disappeared from the Shire.

  • A Different Kettle of Fish - Kasiopea

    During his stay in Minas Tirith Frodo tries to deal with painful memories.

  • The issue contains also new Polish translations of Bilbo’s songs by Prof. Andrzej Zgorzelski and a selection of poetry by Katarzyna Wojdak 'Avari' , Marcin Morawski 'Lomendil', Zosia Stanecka 'Nasturcja Gamgee', and Anna Adamczyk-Śliwińska 'Nifrodel'.

    There is a hobbit genealogical crossword puzzle designed by Karolina Stopa-Olszańska 'Melinir' and riddles devised by Zosia Stanecka 'Nasturcja Gamgee'. You will find also Tolkien news from Poland and abroad.



eviews and interviews
  • Interview with Prof. Andrzej Zgorzelski: "Tolkien – a genius of suggestion" - Anna Adamczyk-Śliwińska 'Nifrodel',Agnieszka Sylwanowicz 'Evermind HS Took'

  • "On the belief in the magical power of declarations, Wiki-erudition and a lack of complexes". A review of Konrad Dziadkowiak’s book Tolkienowska koncepcja fantasy mitopoetycznej ['Tolkien's concept of mythopoeic fantasy'] - reviewed by - Michał Lesniewski 'M.L.'

  • "The Inklings in literature". Reviews of Steve Hillard's Mirkwood: A Novel About Tolkien, David C. Downing's Looking for the King: An Inklings Novel, and James A. Owen's The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica - reviewed by - Tadeusz Andrzej Olszanski 'Halbarad Dúnadan'

  • "An oldie for a rainy afternoon". A review of David C. Downing's Looking for the King: An Inklings Novel - reviewed by - Karolina Stopa-Olszanska 'Melinir'



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