Artists and Illustrations Included in This Record

First Artist
John Pivovarnick
First Illustration
Smead Morgul

Second Artist
Thadara Ottobris


Examines the ways the short story “Leaf by Niggle” differs from other works by Tolkien: primarily because it is a more obvious allegory, but also because of the clear way the allegory is worked out morally, aesthetically, and religiously. Considers the story as “midway between the essay [OFS] where Tolkien talks about his work, and most of his other fiction and poetry, where he simply gets on with it.”

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