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'''The Monsters and the Critics''' is a collection of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s scholarly linguistic essays published posthumously in 1983. The essays are [[Beowulf]], the Monsters and the Critics, [[English and Welsh]], [[On Fairy-stories]], [[On Translating Beowulf]], [[A Secret Vice]], [[Sir Gawain and the Green Knight]].
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'''''The Monsters and the Critics and Other Essays''''' is a collection of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s scholarly linguistic essays and lectures. The book was published posthumously in [[1983]], edited by [[Christopher Tolkien]].
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==Content==
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Some of the essays included in ''The Monsters and the Critics and Other Essays'' had been published before, while some appeared for the first time in print.
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*Previuosly published:
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**"[[Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics]]" (lecture delivered in 1936 and published in ''[[Proceedings of the British Academy, volume XXII]]'' in the same year)
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**"[[On Translating Beowulf]]" (published in 1940 as "[[Prefatory Remarks on Prose Translation of "Beowulf"|Prefatory Remarks on Prose Translation of 'Beowulf']]")
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**"[[English and Welsh]]" (lecture delivered in 1955 and published in ''[[Angles and Britons: O'Donnell Lectures]]'' in 1963)
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**"[[On Fairy-Stories]]" (lecture delivered in 1939 and published in ''[[Essays Presented to Charles Williams]]'' in 1947)
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*Previuosly unpublished:
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**"[[A Secret Vice]]"
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**"[[Sir Gawain and the Green Knight]]"
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**"[[Valedictory Address to the University of Oxford|Valedictory Address]]"
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The book also contains a foreword by Christopher Tolkien.
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==Editions, selection==
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*[[1983]]: ''The Monsters and the Critics and Other Essays''. London: George Allen & Unwin.
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*[[1984]]: ''The Monsters and the Critics and Other Essays''. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
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*[[1997]]: ''The Monsters and the Critics and Other Essays''. [[HarperCollins]]. ISBN: 026110263X. Paperback, 256 pages.
  
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The Monsters and the Critics and Other Essays
The Monsters and the Critics.jpg
AuthorJ.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (editor)
Released1983 (1st edition)

The Monsters and the Critics and Other Essays is a collection of J.R.R. Tolkien's scholarly linguistic essays and lectures. The book was published posthumously in 1983, edited by Christopher Tolkien.

Content

Some of the essays included in The Monsters and the Critics and Other Essays had been published before, while some appeared for the first time in print.

The book also contains a foreword by Christopher Tolkien.

Editions, selection

  • 1983: The Monsters and the Critics and Other Essays. London: George Allen & Unwin.
  • 1984: The Monsters and the Critics and Other Essays. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
  • 1997: The Monsters and the Critics and Other Essays. HarperCollins. ISBN: 026110263X. Paperback, 256 pages.