Tag: Tolkien

The Wind in the Willows (2): The Open Road

The second tale in Kenneth Grahame’s Wind in the Willows takes up from where we left our two favourite characters: Rat, in his river-house, and Mole who ended up living with him. Illustration by Robert Ingpen Specifically, the story opens with Rat doing one of the things he does best: sitting by the river and […]

The Wind in the Willows: a Professor’s Toast (1)

Today is January, 3rd and it’s also Sunday. I’ve been bringing you stories each Sunday for a while, now, but today is a special day, so I’ve decided to drift a bit from Norse tradition, as I’m sure you’ve had your fill with triplets of princesses, am I right? Maybe we’ll have a series on […]

East of the Sun, West of the Moon

Yesterday I found myself writing quite an extensive piece about Kay Nielsen, che extraordinary Danish illustrator who prompted me to buy at last this long-wanted book. It is worth mentioning that, as a fan and amateur scholar of J.R.R. Tolkien in my younger years, the beauty of Nielsen’s work is not the only reason I […]

Castellanza, 8-9 settembre 2012

III Festival Tolkieniana.net @ Castellanza (ovvero: potete vedere elfi, il ritorno) Nello splendido contesto di Villa Pomini, nella città di Castellanza (provincia di Varese, a due passi da Legnano e dalla residenza del nostro augusto fondatore), il secondo week-end di settembre si terrà la terza edizione del festival che tutti noi attendevamo con trepidazione: due […]