Examines Tolkien’s use of language in Tree and Leaf to “demonstrate the paradoxes inherent in Christianity [...] artistic creation [...] [and] ordinary life.” Asserts that Tolkien also “[suggests] the ultimate resolution of those paradoxes.”
Gorman, Anita G.
"J.R.R. Tolkien's "Leaf by Niggle": Word Pairs and Paradoxes,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 20
, Article 10.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol20/iss4/10
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Mythcon 51: The Mythic, the Fantastic, and the Alien
Albuquerque, New Mexico • Postponed to: July 30 – August 2, 2021