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.
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Mythcon 52: The Mythic, the Fantastic, and the Alien
Albuquerque, New Mexico; July 29 - August 1, 2022