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Tree and Leaf [Reading] ➻ Tree and Leaf Author J.R.R. Tolkien – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Repackaged to feature Tolkien s own painting of the Tree of Amalion, this collection includes his famous essay, On Fairy Stories and the story that exemplifies this, Leaf by Niggle Fairy stories are n Repackaged to feature Tolkien s own painting of the Tree of Amalion, this collection includes his famous essay, On Fairy Stories and the story that exemplifies this, Leaf by Niggle Fairy stories are not just for children, as anyone who has read Tolkien will know In his essay On Fairy Stories , Tree and MOBI :Þ Tolkien discusses the nature of fairy tales and fantasy and rescues the genre from those who would relegate it to juvenilia The haunting short story, Leaf by Niggle , recounts the story of the artist, Niggle, who has a long journey to make and is seen as an allegory of Tolkien s life Tree and Leaf is an eclectic, amusing, provocative and entertaining collection of works which reveals the diversity of JRRTolkien s imagination, the depth of his knowledge of English history, and the breadth of his talent as a creator of fantastic fiction.


10 thoughts on “Tree and Leaf

  1. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    Tree and Leaf, J.R.R TolkienTree and Leaf is an eclectic, amusing, provocative and entertaining collection of works which reveals the diversity of J.R.R Tolkien s imagination, the depth of his knowledge of English history, and the breadth of his talent as a creator of fantastic fiction 1998 1377 158 9645625548 1387 Tree and Leaf, J.R.R TolkienTree and Leaf is an eclectic, amusing, provocative and entertaining collection of works which reveals the diversity of J.R.R Tolkien s imagination, the depth of his knowledge of English history, and the breadth of his talent as a creator of fantastic fiction 1998 1377 158 9645625548 1387 1394 253 9789643345549 2005 04 1399


  2. Julie Davis Julie Davis says:

    Where do you go after The Lord of the Rings To the heart of the matter Tolkien s famous essay on fairy stories, Leaf by Niggle, and Mythopoeia which was written as a response to C.S Lewis saying that myths were lies.As one would expect the essay on fairy stories is rich and deep I would really like to hear it read aloud but I don t see an audio version anywhere of the entire thing so I may just have to record it for myself When paired with this essay, Leaf by Niggle takes on simila Where do you go after The Lord of the Rings To the heart of the matter Tolkien s famous essay on fairy stories, Leaf by Niggle, and Mythopoeia which was written as a response to C.S Lewis saying that myths were lies.As one would expect the essay on fairy stories is rich and deep I would really like to hear it read aloud but I don t see an audio version anywhere of the entire thing so I may just have to record it for myself When paired with this essay, Leaf by Niggle takes on similarly deep resonance, especially when considering that Tolkien dreamed it For me as a Catholic, Leaf by Niggle has particularly meaningful spiritual observations which have influenced my actions since I read it about a year ago Again, this is one I d like to hear read aloud but it seems not to be available so this is another which I may have to record just for myself


  3. Narges Moini Narges Moini says:

    you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it .


  4. Nicky Nicky says:

    I ve actually read everything except Mythopoeia from this volume before I needed it to do references to The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Homecoming is an interesting commentary on The Battle of Maldon I daren t commentwithout plagiarising my essay, but it s definitely worth reading, and it s interesting to see so clearly how strongly his academic and creative work were bound together Homecoming is part essay, part drama, part poetry Mythopoeia is lovely, too Leaf by Niggle i I ve actually read everything except Mythopoeia from this volume before I needed it to do references to The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Homecoming is an interesting commentary on The Battle of Maldon I daren t commentwithout plagiarising my essay, but it s definitely worth reading, and it s interesting to see so clearly how strongly his academic and creative work were bound together Homecoming is part essay, part drama, part poetry Mythopoeia is lovely, too Leaf by Niggle is nice, butallegorical than you might expect from the man who professed to hate allegory And On Fairy Stories is important in understanding all his work, I d say


  5. Timothy Lawrence Timothy Lawrence says:

    Fantasy remains a human right we make in our measure and in our derivative mode, because we are made and not only made, but made in the image and likeness of a Maker A lovely little collection of Tolkien s works On Fairy Stories is a bit technical for my tastes, but contains some really keen insights like the one quoted above on the weight and value of fantasy Leaf By Niggle is the real gem here, though it s the most profound and potent expression of Tolkien s philosophy of sub cre Fantasy remains a human right we make in our measure and in our derivative mode, because we are made and not only made, but made in the image and likeness of a Maker A lovely little collection of Tolkien s works On Fairy Stories is a bit technical for my tastes, but contains some really keen insights like the one quoted above on the weight and value of fantasy Leaf By Niggle is the real gem here, though it s the most profound and potent expression of Tolkien s philosophy of sub creation that I ve encountered It s a gift


  6. Chloe Chloe says:

    9 10 The pros Tolkien s essay, On Fairy Stories, has long been my favourite piece of academic writing I studied it for my language of sci fi and fantasy course at university, and I fell so deeply in love It s the best defense of fantasy literature, and the work itself is a piece of beautiful literature That s the main reason I had to own this book However, I found myself fully enjoying the other works featured in this book too The cons Well, I didn t love everything in here as much as ot 9 10 The pros Tolkien s essay, On Fairy Stories, has long been my favourite piece of academic writing I studied it for my language of sci fi and fantasy course at university, and I fell so deeply in love It s the best defense of fantasy literature, and the work itself is a piece of beautiful literature That s the main reason I had to own this book However, I found myself fully enjoying the other works featured in this book too The cons Well, I didn t love everything in here as much as other things, but that s just personal taste and not something that s any flaw of the book Everything in here is valuable It just means it s not able to get that 100% perfect rating because I didn t love 100% of it but I definitely near did.The conclusion I love Tolkien, his prose, his poetry, his way with words Nothingcan be said


  7. Rob Rob says:

    Tree Leaf is a collection of Tolkien s writings principally the excellent essay, On Fairy Stories and a fictional and partly allegorical tale, Leaf by Niggle If you enjoy Tolkien s works, if you are a creative writer, or if you are just a fan of the fantasy genre, I highly recommend you read On Fairy Stories I had already read these two entries in another book I have in my Tolkien library, Tales from the Perilous Realm However, Tree Leaf is the only book where you can find Tolkien s poem Tree Leaf is a collection of Tolkien s writings principally the excellent essay, On Fairy Stories and a fictional and partly allegorical tale, Leaf by Niggle If you enjoy Tolkien s works, if you are a creative writer, or if you are just a fan of the fantasy genre, I highly recommend you read On Fairy Stories I had already read these two entries in another book I have in my Tolkien library, Tales from the Perilous Realm However, Tree Leaf is the only book where you can find Tolkien s poem Mythopoeia and his fictional tale The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth I am trying to read all of Tolkien s published works, so this book was on my must read list Mythopoeia is a poem that Tolkien wrote to challenge C S Lewis contention that myth was nothingthan worthless lies even if they are breathed through silver There are so many wonderful lines in this poem Here is a great few verses to illustrateBlessed are the legend makers with their rhymeof things not found within recorded time.It is not they that have forgot the Night,or bid us flee to organized delight,in lotus isles of economic blissforswearing souls to gain a Circe kiss I also simply love this passageI will not walk with your progressive apes,erect and sapient Before them gapesthe dark abyss to which their progress tends if by God s mercy progress ever endsand does not ceaselessly revolve the sameunfruitful course with changing of a name In The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Tolkien continues the tale of the Battle of Maldon that occurred in the year 991 It was a battle between Essex and invading Vikings Only a fragment of the tale, in Old English, still survives It is worth reading this fragment, which is available online or in The Battle of Maldon, before reading Tolkien s short play I have two favorite lines from The Battle of Maldon poem The first appears near the end of the fragment and likely is a saying that pre dates the composition of this ancient poemWill shall be the sterner, hear the bolder, spirit the greater as our strength lessens The other line is one that Tolkien highlighted as a key verse to the whole poemthen the earl in his overmastering pride actually yielded ground to the enemy, as he should not have done The Old English term that is translated above as overmastering pride is ofermod What the poem tells us is that the earl of Essex gave ground to the invading Vikings so he could in effect beat them fair and square However, the result was a rout and his own soldiers were effectively wiped out Tolkien providescommentary on this after his short play.The play itself tells the story of two men who search the gory battlefield in the aftermath to find their lord, Beorhtnoth pronounced bee YORT noth It is an interesting little tale I am sure I will come back to this book several times in the future It is a small book and I can see it being handier to re read On Fairy Stories in this format than pulling on the thick hardcover Tales from the Perilous Realm


  8. Eustacia Tan Eustacia Tan says:

    I wanted to try challenging my mind a little so I picked up Tree and Leaf, a collection by Tolkien It made me miss my literature days because I felt like I missed a lot This collection consists of On Fairy Stories I ve actually read this essay before but I found it so hard to read the first time round Shows you how much my mind has rusted It was much better the second time round and I managed to appreciate it.This essay explores the definitions and origin of fairy tales in a fairly academ I wanted to try challenging my mind a little so I picked up Tree and Leaf, a collection by Tolkien It made me miss my literature days because I felt like I missed a lot This collection consists of On Fairy Stories I ve actually read this essay before but I found it so hard to read the first time round Shows you how much my mind has rusted It was much better the second time round and I managed to appreciate it.This essay explores the definitions and origin of fairy tales in a fairly academic but lyrical style as odd as that description is Personally, I prefer Chesterton s chapter The Ethics of Elfland in Orthodoxy even though it looks at fairy tales in a very different and less academic way Mythopoeia This was a lovely poem although I didn t completely understand it Leaf by Niggle I really enjoyed this short story about a man named Niggle, who neglects preparing for his eventual journey to paint a leaf But his painting is always interrupted by his neighbour and though Niggle doesn t like it, heoften than not helps him out Apparently Niggle might have been a stand in for Tolkien himself, which is something interesting to consider The Homecoming of Beorthnoth Beorthelm s Son this is apparently a play inspired by a myth and I would normally be into this sort of stuff but I a Tend to be very inept at understanding playsb Didn t really get the three part structure of thisSo it was kinda wasted on me.Like I said at the start, this book made me wish I was still actively studying literature because I think I would have understood it a lot better if I was still using those muscles Still, it was a good change from what I ve been reading.This review was first posted at Inside the mind of a Bibliophile


  9. Inkspill Inkspill says:

    This is a collection of 4 works by Tolkien On Fairy Stories Tolkien presents his argument of why fairy tales stories are just as relevant, important and not just for children Mythopoeia an argument in poetical form from Philomythus to Misomythus The comment before the poem starts says To one who said that myths were lies and therefore worthless, even though breathed through silver and sets the themes and tone of the poem Leaf by Niggle a short story told in that wonderful Tol This is a collection of 4 works by Tolkien On Fairy Stories Tolkien presents his argument of why fairy tales stories are just as relevant, important and not just for children Mythopoeia an argument in poetical form from Philomythus to Misomythus The comment before the poem starts says To one who said that myths were lies and therefore worthless, even though breathed through silver and sets the themes and tone of the poem Leaf by Niggle a short story told in that wonderful Tolkien style where it always makes me feel I m sitting by a warm fire listening to a story being a told It s a lovely tale with a moral which fits in with the rest of the works in this book The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm s Son a drama set in old England after a battle with the Vikings In the commentary of this piece he also discusses Beowulf.Tolkien s got a knack for drawing me into his work I liked this book for the variety I m not sure if his points of why fairy stories matter was always strong but his zest helped to give a littlecontext to some of his other works I also liked how his arguments and commentary is frank with no apology for defending the rights for anyone to read and enjoy fairy tales and mythology He believes reading them is a good thing because, by exercising our imagination, it gives us a break from the mundane to feed the soul extract from The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm s Son The lights disappear as he speaks Torhthelm s voice becomes louder, but it is still the voice of one speaking in a dream.It s dark It s dark, and doom coming Is no light left us A light kindle,and fan the flame Lo Fire now wakens,hearth is burning, house is lighted, men there gather Out of the mists they come through darkling doors whereat doom waiteth Hark I hear them in the hall chanting stern words they sing with strong voices He chants Heart shall be bolder, harder be purpose,proud the spirit as our power lessens Mind shall not falter nor mood waver, though doom shall come and dark conquer.Tolkien, J R R. Tree and Leaf Including MYTHOPOEIA HarperCollins Publishers Kindle Edition


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10 thoughts on “Tree and Leaf

  1. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    Tree and Leaf, J.R.R TolkienTree and Leaf is an eclectic, amusing, provocative and entertaining collection of works which reveals the diversity of J.R.R Tolkien s imagination, the depth of his knowledge of English history, and the breadth of his talent as a creator of fantastic fiction 1998 1377 158 9645625548 1387 Tree and Leaf, J.R.R TolkienTree and Leaf is an eclectic, amusing, provocative and entertaining collection of works which reveals the diversity of J.R.R Tolkien s imagination, the depth of his knowledge of English history, and the breadth of his talent as a creator of fantastic fiction 1998 1377 158 9645625548 1387 1394 253 9789643345549 2005 04 1399

  2. Julie Davis Julie Davis says:

    Where do you go after The Lord of the Rings To the heart of the matter Tolkien s famous essay on fairy stories, Leaf by Niggle, and Mythopoeia which was written as a response to C.S Lewis saying that myths were lies.As one would expect the essay on fairy stories is rich and deep I would really like to hear it read aloud but I don t see an audio version anywhere of the entire thing so I may just have to record it for myself When paired with this essay, Leaf by Niggle takes on simila Where do you go after The Lord of the Rings To the heart of the matter Tolkien s famous essay on fairy stories, Leaf by Niggle, and Mythopoeia which was written as a response to C.S Lewis saying that myths were lies.As one would expect the essay on fairy stories is rich and deep I would really like to hear it read aloud but I don t see an audio version anywhere of the entire thing so I may just have to record it for myself When paired with this essay, Leaf by Niggle takes on similarly deep resonance, especially when considering that Tolkien dreamed it For me as a Catholic, Leaf by Niggle has particularly meaningful spiritual observations which have influenced my actions since I read it about a year ago Again, this is one I d like to hear read aloud but it seems not to be available so this is another which I may have to record just for myself

  3. Narges Moini Narges Moini says:

    you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it .

  4. Nicky Nicky says:

    I ve actually read everything except Mythopoeia from this volume before I needed it to do references to The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Homecoming is an interesting commentary on The Battle of Maldon I daren t commentwithout plagiarising my essay, but it s definitely worth reading, and it s interesting to see so clearly how strongly his academic and creative work were bound together Homecoming is part essay, part drama, part poetry Mythopoeia is lovely, too Leaf by Niggle i I ve actually read everything except Mythopoeia from this volume before I needed it to do references to The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Homecoming is an interesting commentary on The Battle of Maldon I daren t commentwithout plagiarising my essay, but it s definitely worth reading, and it s interesting to see so clearly how strongly his academic and creative work were bound together Homecoming is part essay, part drama, part poetry Mythopoeia is lovely, too Leaf by Niggle is nice, butallegorical than you might expect from the man who professed to hate allegory And On Fairy Stories is important in understanding all his work, I d say

  5. Timothy Lawrence Timothy Lawrence says:

    Fantasy remains a human right we make in our measure and in our derivative mode, because we are made and not only made, but made in the image and likeness of a Maker A lovely little collection of Tolkien s works On Fairy Stories is a bit technical for my tastes, but contains some really keen insights like the one quoted above on the weight and value of fantasy Leaf By Niggle is the real gem here, though it s the most profound and potent expression of Tolkien s philosophy of sub cre Fantasy remains a human right we make in our measure and in our derivative mode, because we are made and not only made, but made in the image and likeness of a Maker A lovely little collection of Tolkien s works On Fairy Stories is a bit technical for my tastes, but contains some really keen insights like the one quoted above on the weight and value of fantasy Leaf By Niggle is the real gem here, though it s the most profound and potent expression of Tolkien s philosophy of sub creation that I ve encountered It s a gift

  6. Chloe Chloe says:

    9 10 The pros Tolkien s essay, On Fairy Stories, has long been my favourite piece of academic writing I studied it for my language of sci fi and fantasy course at university, and I fell so deeply in love It s the best defense of fantasy literature, and the work itself is a piece of beautiful literature That s the main reason I had to own this book However, I found myself fully enjoying the other works featured in this book too The cons Well, I didn t love everything in here as much as ot 9 10 The pros Tolkien s essay, On Fairy Stories, has long been my favourite piece of academic writing I studied it for my language of sci fi and fantasy course at university, and I fell so deeply in love It s the best defense of fantasy literature, and the work itself is a piece of beautiful literature That s the main reason I had to own this book However, I found myself fully enjoying the other works featured in this book too The cons Well, I didn t love everything in here as much as other things, but that s just personal taste and not something that s any flaw of the book Everything in here is valuable It just means it s not able to get that 100% perfect rating because I didn t love 100% of it but I definitely near did.The conclusion I love Tolkien, his prose, his poetry, his way with words Nothingcan be said

  7. Rob Rob says:

    Tree Leaf is a collection of Tolkien s writings principally the excellent essay, On Fairy Stories and a fictional and partly allegorical tale, Leaf by Niggle If you enjoy Tolkien s works, if you are a creative writer, or if you are just a fan of the fantasy genre, I highly recommend you read On Fairy Stories I had already read these two entries in another book I have in my Tolkien library, Tales from the Perilous Realm However, Tree Leaf is the only book where you can find Tolkien s poem Tree Leaf is a collection of Tolkien s writings principally the excellent essay, On Fairy Stories and a fictional and partly allegorical tale, Leaf by Niggle If you enjoy Tolkien s works, if you are a creative writer, or if you are just a fan of the fantasy genre, I highly recommend you read On Fairy Stories I had already read these two entries in another book I have in my Tolkien library, Tales from the Perilous Realm However, Tree Leaf is the only book where you can find Tolkien s poem Mythopoeia and his fictional tale The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth I am trying to read all of Tolkien s published works, so this book was on my must read list Mythopoeia is a poem that Tolkien wrote to challenge C S Lewis contention that myth was nothingthan worthless lies even if they are breathed through silver There are so many wonderful lines in this poem Here is a great few verses to illustrateBlessed are the legend makers with their rhymeof things not found within recorded time.It is not they that have forgot the Night,or bid us flee to organized delight,in lotus isles of economic blissforswearing souls to gain a Circe kiss I also simply love this passageI will not walk with your progressive apes,erect and sapient Before them gapesthe dark abyss to which their progress tends if by God s mercy progress ever endsand does not ceaselessly revolve the sameunfruitful course with changing of a name In The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Tolkien continues the tale of the Battle of Maldon that occurred in the year 991 It was a battle between Essex and invading Vikings Only a fragment of the tale, in Old English, still survives It is worth reading this fragment, which is available online or in The Battle of Maldon, before reading Tolkien s short play I have two favorite lines from The Battle of Maldon poem The first appears near the end of the fragment and likely is a saying that pre dates the composition of this ancient poemWill shall be the sterner, hear the bolder, spirit the greater as our strength lessens The other line is one that Tolkien highlighted as a key verse to the whole poemthen the earl in his overmastering pride actually yielded ground to the enemy, as he should not have done The Old English term that is translated above as overmastering pride is ofermod What the poem tells us is that the earl of Essex gave ground to the invading Vikings so he could in effect beat them fair and square However, the result was a rout and his own soldiers were effectively wiped out Tolkien providescommentary on this after his short play.The play itself tells the story of two men who search the gory battlefield in the aftermath to find their lord, Beorhtnoth pronounced bee YORT noth It is an interesting little tale I am sure I will come back to this book several times in the future It is a small book and I can see it being handier to re read On Fairy Stories in this format than pulling on the thick hardcover Tales from the Perilous Realm

  8. Eustacia Tan Eustacia Tan says:

    I wanted to try challenging my mind a little so I picked up Tree and Leaf, a collection by Tolkien It made me miss my literature days because I felt like I missed a lot This collection consists of On Fairy Stories I ve actually read this essay before but I found it so hard to read the first time round Shows you how much my mind has rusted It was much better the second time round and I managed to appreciate it.This essay explores the definitions and origin of fairy tales in a fairly academ I wanted to try challenging my mind a little so I picked up Tree and Leaf, a collection by Tolkien It made me miss my literature days because I felt like I missed a lot This collection consists of On Fairy Stories I ve actually read this essay before but I found it so hard to read the first time round Shows you how much my mind has rusted It was much better the second time round and I managed to appreciate it.This essay explores the definitions and origin of fairy tales in a fairly academic but lyrical style as odd as that description is Personally, I prefer Chesterton s chapter The Ethics of Elfland in Orthodoxy even though it looks at fairy tales in a very different and less academic way Mythopoeia This was a lovely poem although I didn t completely understand it Leaf by Niggle I really enjoyed this short story about a man named Niggle, who neglects preparing for his eventual journey to paint a leaf But his painting is always interrupted by his neighbour and though Niggle doesn t like it, heoften than not helps him out Apparently Niggle might have been a stand in for Tolkien himself, which is something interesting to consider The Homecoming of Beorthnoth Beorthelm s Son this is apparently a play inspired by a myth and I would normally be into this sort of stuff but I a Tend to be very inept at understanding playsb Didn t really get the three part structure of thisSo it was kinda wasted on me.Like I said at the start, this book made me wish I was still actively studying literature because I think I would have understood it a lot better if I was still using those muscles Still, it was a good change from what I ve been reading.This review was first posted at Inside the mind of a Bibliophile

  9. Inkspill Inkspill says:

    This is a collection of 4 works by Tolkien On Fairy Stories Tolkien presents his argument of why fairy tales stories are just as relevant, important and not just for children Mythopoeia an argument in poetical form from Philomythus to Misomythus The comment before the poem starts says To one who said that myths were lies and therefore worthless, even though breathed through silver and sets the themes and tone of the poem Leaf by Niggle a short story told in that wonderful Tol This is a collection of 4 works by Tolkien On Fairy Stories Tolkien presents his argument of why fairy tales stories are just as relevant, important and not just for children Mythopoeia an argument in poetical form from Philomythus to Misomythus The comment before the poem starts says To one who said that myths were lies and therefore worthless, even though breathed through silver and sets the themes and tone of the poem Leaf by Niggle a short story told in that wonderful Tolkien style where it always makes me feel I m sitting by a warm fire listening to a story being a told It s a lovely tale with a moral which fits in with the rest of the works in this book The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm s Son a drama set in old England after a battle with the Vikings In the commentary of this piece he also discusses Beowulf.Tolkien s got a knack for drawing me into his work I liked this book for the variety I m not sure if his points of why fairy stories matter was always strong but his zest helped to give a littlecontext to some of his other works I also liked how his arguments and commentary is frank with no apology for defending the rights for anyone to read and enjoy fairy tales and mythology He believes reading them is a good thing because, by exercising our imagination, it gives us a break from the mundane to feed the soul extract from The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm s Son The lights disappear as he speaks Torhthelm s voice becomes louder, but it is still the voice of one speaking in a dream.It s dark It s dark, and doom coming Is no light left us A light kindle,and fan the flame Lo Fire now wakens,hearth is burning, house is lighted, men there gather Out of the mists they come through darkling doors whereat doom waiteth Hark I hear them in the hall chanting stern words they sing with strong voices He chants Heart shall be bolder, harder be purpose,proud the spirit as our power lessens Mind shall not falter nor mood waver, though doom shall come and dark conquer.Tolkien, J R R. Tree and Leaf Including MYTHOPOEIA HarperCollins Publishers Kindle Edition

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