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Leaves from the Tree

Leaves from the Tree: J.R.R. Tolkien's Shorter Fiction
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AuthorTom Shippey, et al.
EditorTrevor Reynolds
PublisherThe Tolkien Society
Released1991
FormatPaperback
Pages88
ISBN0905520033
SeriesPeter Roe Memorial Fund
Preceded bySome Light on Middle-earth
Followed byThe First and Second Ages

Leaves from the Tree: J.R.R. Tolkien's Shorter Fiction is a collection of the proceedings of the 4th Tolkien Society Workshop, held in Beverley in 1989. It was published by The Tolkien Society in 1991 under the auspices of the Peter Roe Memorial Fund in 1991.

The publication is notable for including contributions from John Rateliff, Christina Scull and Tom Shippey. In particular, Christina Scull's paper, "Dragons from Andrew Lang's Retelling of Sigurd to Tolkien's Chrysophylax", reproduces an extract from Tolkien's unpublished lecture on dragons (see Lecture on Dragons).

[edit] Contents

  • "Tolkien and 'The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth'"
  • "In Search of the Bounce: Tolkien seen through Smith"
  • "The 'Why', and the 'How': Reflections on 'Leaf by Niggle'"
  • "The Lost Heart of the Little Kingdom"
  • "Early Versions of Farmer Giles of Ham"
  • "Dragons from Andrew Lang's Retelling of Sigurd to Tolkien's Chrysophylax"
  • "The Source of 'The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun'"
    • By: Jessica Yates
  • "Tom Bombadil and The Lord of the Rings"
  • "The Natures of Tom Bombadil: A Summary"
  • "The Real Tom Bombadil"


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