Uses Tolkien’s letter (#43) of 1941 to his son Michael as a springboard for discussing the alternatives Tolkien presents there—renunciation, physical gratification, friendship, and love. Gives examples of each in Tolkien’s works.
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Mythcon 52: The Mythic, the Fantastic, and the Alien
Albuquerque, New Mexico; July 29 - August 1, 2022