Turgon writes: UNDERSTANDING THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE BEST OF TOLKIEN CRITICISM, edited by Rose A. Zimbardo and Neil D. Isaacs has just been published by Houghton Mifflin. It contains fifteen essays, most of which are reprinted from either of the two anthologies edited by Zimbardo and Isaacs in 1968 and 1981 repsectively, but there is a brand new essay by Tom Shippey called “Another Road to Middle-earth: Jackson’s Movie Trilogy.” The full list of contents can be seen on the back cover. [More]