From the king’s hand the black staff fell clattering on the stones. He drew himself up, slowly, as a man that is stiff from long bending over some dull toil. Now tall and straight he stood, and his eyes were blue as he looked into the opening sky.
It would help if there was some sort of reference book that we could look at for questions like this, that would list where all the various parts of the Silmarillion came from...
scirocco wrote:I wonder if CT now wishes he'd followed his own instincts.
solicitr wrote:FWIW, Kay was also largely responsible for persuading CT to present the Silmarillion as we have it, as a constructed narrative, as opposed to CT's original idea which was to present it in a sort of Unfinished Tales or greatly compressed HME mode, incomplete texts connected by notes and commentary emphasizing the development of the legend over time.
(...) Tolkien's exception "save in the golden house" is about the Eldar, not elves in general.
scirocco wrote:Well, it might be, and it mightn't be, either. Tolkien's exception "save in the golden house" is about the Eldar, not elves in general.
Galin wrote:Erm, I smell my toast burning regarding what Tolkien published about the term Eldar, compared to... oh well... okay then... I'll shaddup for now
solicitr wrote:Any takers?
scirocco wrote:Was it the Appendices that were omitted? I seem to recall some old paperback versions not having them but I could not swear as to the publisher.
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest