Some of the essays are inspiring and illuminating, others mere fun anecdotes about discovering Tolkien, but all share one thing in common: A profound respect for the man who pretty much put fantasy on the map.
Yes, I know works like , but it was Tolkien who elevated fantasy into the mainstream.
Fortunately, much of the legwork has already been done in works like .
Published in 2001, Meditations is a collection of essays about Tolkien by a host of bestselling fantasy and science-fiction authors, including George R. Martin, Poul Anderson, Terry Pratchett, Robin Hobb, Ursula Le Guin, Douglas Anderson, Orson Scott Card, Charles De Lint, and Terri Windling, among others.
His is a calm, adult, rational dislike of unbridled modernity. Frodo’s “triumph” at the mouth of Mount Doom was just a temporary victory.
The world of men was coming, and with it great good and unspeakable evil.“Superman and Me” by Sherman Alexie first appeared in “The Most Wonderful Books: Writers on Discovering the pleasures of Reading.” Sherman Alexie is a well-known Native American writer that publishes short stories, novels, and poetry.Out of the three narratives, I found myself connect with this story more than the others.Children on the Reservation were expected to be unsuccessful, but Alexie refused to let himself fail.Throughout his obstacles in life, he ended up becoming a writer and now, visits the Reservation to make sure children get as much education as possible. Magazines like as one of the top 100 novels ever written, according to Wikipedia it’s one of the top 10 best-selling books of all time with 150 million copies sold, and the movies upon which it’s based won several Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Haven’t we established Tolkien’s credentials by now?Reading saved his life and he believed it could save theirs as well.Sherman Alexie uses multiple techniques throughout his narrative to inform the audience about how he saved his life through literacy by tieing in his personal perspectives.As it turns out, Wolfe had submitted the essay for Haber’s consideration in .Among fantasy aficionados he’s known as one of the genre’s best writers.