Reviews various definitions of allegory and Tolkien’s writings on the subject to determine more precisely what type of allegory Tolkien disliked. Discusses “Leaf by Niggle,” which skirts closer to allegory than most of Tolkien’s works, but avoids becoming one.
Hyde, Paul Nolan
"Leaf and Key,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 12
, Article 7.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol12/iss4/7
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Mythcon 51: The Mythic, the Fantastic, and the Alien
Albuquerque, New Mexico • Postponed to: July 30 – August 2, 2021