Investigates the tangled textual history of Radagast, a much-neglected character, and what it says about Tolkien’s writing technique and care in making revisions. Investigates changes in his function between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and why and how he disappears from the later story.
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Mythcon 52: The Mythic, the Fantastic, and the Alien
Albuquerque, New Mexico; July 29 - August 1, 2022