Monday, June 13, 2022

Lost Tales and The Lost Road

 So, yesterday wrapped up the fourth and final session in Verlyn Flieger's online class 

The Silmarillion: Tolkien's Unfinished Symphony, streamed through the Politics and Prose bookstore in DC.*  I'm glad I signed up, both for the presentation and discussion.

I particularly enjoyed the last session, dedicated to the Akallabeth, Lost Road, and Notion Club Papers, since I've long had a special interest in Tolkien's Atlantis myth. 

Although I'd read (and written about) this material before, the presentation was thought-provoking and the contributions from the students interesting. 

In short: a good course. I'd do this again.

--John R.

current reading: letters of T. H. White (somewhat off-putting). re-reading Heinlein's FIFTH COLUMN (just finished**) and TUNNEL IN THE SKY (just started).


**problematic,  like most of Heinlein. 

1 comment:

Unknown said...

HI John,

Thank you for the kind words. I too enjoyed this class, and found the students (present company included) to be the most valuable part in their contributions to discussion. Let's do it again. Verlyn