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rticles and essays
  • What to make of this Hobbit, or a short sketch on a philologist's joke - Maria Blaszkiewicz

    The Author looks at a possible intention behind the writing of The Hobbit and at how P. Jackson missed the joke.

  • Gil-galad - a paternity case - Barbara Cecylia 'Mara' Liwo

    The article gives an overview of J.R.R. Tolkien's many concepts about Gil-galad's parentage seen in the light of The Lord of The Rings, plus a couple of thoughts about his late writings in general, and how they stand in relation to the rest of the legendarium. The article defends the choice made by C. Tolkien in The Silmarillion.

  • "Three rings for the Elven-kings under the sky..." The symbolism of the jewels set in the Elven Rings of Power - Renata Lesniakiewicz-Drzymala

    The text concerns the question of the symbolic features of the precious stones that the elven rings were adorned with. It presents the ancient and medieval symbolism of the diamond, sapphire and ruby and analyses the connection between this symbolism and the powers ascribed to each of the Three.

  • In the forge of J.R.R. Tolkien's imagination - Anna Adamczyk- Sliwinska 'Nifrodel'

    The article shows the Professor as a creator drawing on many sources of inspiration. Literature and languages have been discussed extensively, but equally important are Tolkien's relations with the people close to him, that were the source of his reflections, selfless behaviour and the driving force of his creative writing.

  • A few words on the construction of "The Silmarillion" or what "The Silmarillion" looks like, what it can look like and what it should look like - Michal Lesniewski 'M.L.'

    The Author discusses the possibilities of reconstructing "The Silmarillion" on the basis of the available sources.

eviews and interviews
  • An interview with Peter Buchs - Agnieszka Sylwanowicz 'Evermind HS Took' and Karolina Stopa-Olszanska 'Melinir'

  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug by Peter Jackson - A highly subjective editorial collective review

  • "O What a Tangled Web". A review of B. Kowalik (ed.) O What a Tangled Web: Tolkien and Medieval Literature - A View from Poland - reviewed by - Nancy Martsch

    B. Kowalik (ed.)O What a Tangled Web: Tolkien and Medieval Literature - A View from Poland, Walking Tree Publishers 2013, ISBN: 978-3-905703-29-0, 196 s.

  • "He was blown on the winds of army decisions (what a pity it was blown our way)". A review of Colin Duriez' J.R.R. Tolkien: The Making of a Legend - reviewed by - Tadeusz Andrzej Olszanski 'Halbarad Dunadan'

    C. Duriez - J.R.R. Tolkien: The Making of a Legend Wydawnictwo sw. Stanislawa BM Archidiecezji Krakowskiej, Krakow 2013, ISBN 978-83-7422-580-9.

  • The Fall of Arthur. A review of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Fall of Arthur - reviewed by - Tadeusz Andrzej Olszanski 'Halbarad Dunadan'

    J.R.R. Tolkien- The Fall of Arthur Proszynski i S-ka, Warszawa 2013, ISBN 978-83-7839-657-4

  • "Striving for perfection" or a review of a fan edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion - reviewed by - Jakub Tyminski 'Ominous'

    There is a hobbit genealogical crossword puzzle designed by Karolina Stopa-Olszanska 'Melinir'. You will find also Tolkien news from Poland and abroad.


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