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Splintered Light (was Re: Steg's wonderful .sig)

From:Jeffrey Henning <jeffrey@...>
Date:Monday, November 8, 1999, 20:47
From: John Cowan <cowan@...>

> Comment from me would be superfluous.
I love that poem. For an excellent analysis of this poem and of Tolkien's work from a critical standpoint, check out: Splintered Light : Logos and Language in Tolkien's World by Verlyn Flieger It's one of my favorite books of all time. Unfortunately, its out of print. She has a sequel that is good, but Splintered Light is the book for artlangers to revel in. If you are a Christian artlanger, I strongly encourage you to find a copy; it's fascinating from the standpoint of a practicing Christian. Artlangers of other religions will also find it interesting, but it really resonated with my Christian faith. Best regards, Jeffrey Henning - Invent Your Own Language - Santa Paravia & Fiumaccio for Windows