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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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*Previously published:
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**"[[Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics]]" (lecture delivered in [[1936]]; published separately in [[1937]])
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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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*Previously unpublished:
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**"[[A Secret Vice]]" (lecture delivered in [[1931]])
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**"[[Sir Gawain and the Green Knight]]" (lecture delivered in [[1953]])
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**"[[Valedictory Address to the University of Oxford|Valedictory Address]]" (lecture delivered in [[1959]]; edited from a different manucript than that published in ''[[J.R.R. Tolkien: Scholar and Storyteller]]'' in [[1979]]<ref>Scull, Christina & Hammond, Wayne G., ''[[The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide]]: Chronology'', p.817.</ref>)
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The book also contains a foreword by [[Christopher Tolkien]].
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==Relation to the Legendarium==
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As these essays are of a scholarly nature, there are scarcely any direct references to the [[legendarium]] of Tolkien. However, the essay "A Secret Vice" contains a final section of ''Notes'' by Christopher Tolkien, where he points to references to ''[[The Book of Lost Tales]]'' and also reprints  a later version of one of the Elvish poems, being "one of the major pieces of [[Quenya]]"<ref>Chistopher Tolkien, "Foreword", p.4.</ref>.
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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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==From the cover/back==
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The seven 'essays' by J.R.R. Tolkien assembled in this new paperback edition were with one exception delivered as general lectures on particular occasions; and while they mostly arose out of Tolkien's work in medieval literature, they are accessible to all. Two of them are concerned with ''Beowulf'', including the well-known lecture whose title is taken for this book, and one with ''Sir Gawain and the Green Knight'', given in the University of Glasgow in 1953.
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Also included in this volume is the lecture ''English and Welsh''; the ''Valedictory Address to the University of Oxford'' in 1959; and a paper on Invented Languages delivered in 1931, with exemplification from poems in the Elvish tongues. Most famous of all is ''On Fairy-Stories'', a discussion of the nature of fairy-tales and fantasy, which gives insight into Tolkien's approach to the whole genre.
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The pieces in this collection cover a period of nearly thirty years, beginning six years before the publication of ''The Hobbit'', with a unique 'academic' lecture on his invention (calling it ''A Secret Vice'') and concluding with his farewell to professorship, five years after the publication of ''The Lord of the Rings''.
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[[CATEGORY:Linguistic books|Monsters and the Critics]]
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[[Category:Books by J.R.R. Tolkien|Monsters and the Critics]]
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[[Category:Books by Christopher Tolkien|Monsters and the Critics]]
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[[CATEGORY:Publications by title|Monsters and the Critics]]
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