So, Wednesday (the second) marked a great event: the arrival of my copy of my latest publication, the T. A. Shippey festschrift TOLKIEN IN THE NEW CENTURY: ESSAYS IN HONOR OF TOM SHIPPEY, just out from McFarland. I'm both an editor (along with Jn Houghton, Janet Croft, Nancy Martsch, and Robin Reid) and contributor, my piece being called "Inside Literature: Tolkien's Explorations of Medieval Genres". It's a great relief to finally have this out, since it's been a long time in the works (five or six years).
More on this one later. For now, here's a link from the publisher's website that shd, if all goes well, include a Table of Contents listing:
And here's the Amazon listing:
No table-of-contents listing here, but there is a paragraph summarizing the book's contents (e.g., mine is referenced as "Tolkien's interest in medieval genres", which gives a pretty good idea of what's in the book.
No reviews yet, but it's early days.
Here's hoping Professor Shippey is pleased by these offerings.
current reading: IN SEARCH OF J. D. SALINGER (still)
reading Le Guin
2 days ago