The Nature of Middle-earth

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The Nature of Middle-earth on Carl F. Hostetterin toimittama kokoelma J. R. R. Tolkienin tekstejä, jotka käsittelevät Keski-Maan luontoa laajasti ymmärrettynä.[1] Teos ilmestyi HarperCollinsin kustantamana 2. syyskuuta 2021.[2]

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Google Booksissa julkaistiin elokuun 2021 alussa teoksen alusta laaja ote, johon kuuluvat copyright-sivu, sisällysluettelo, toimittajan esipuhe sekä ensimmäisen osan alku (kansi, sivut iv [copyright-sivu], vii-xxii, 1-27, 30-32, 43).[3] Kirjan ilmestyttyä sisällysluettelo on tarkistettu painetusta tekstistä:[4]

The Nature of Middle-earth

Contents, s. vii
Foreword, s. xi
Editorial Practices, s. xvii
Abbreviations & Conventions, s. xix

Part One: Time and Ageing

Introduction, s. 3
  1. The Valian Year, s. 7
  2. Valinorian Time-Divisions, s. 10
  3. Of Time in Arda, s. 13
  4. Time-scales, s. 18
  5. Natural Youth and Growth of the Quendi, s. 28
  6. The Awaking of the Quendi, s. 33
  7. The March of the Quendi, s. 44
  8. Eldarin Traditions Concerning the "Awakening", s. 59
  9. Time-scales and Rates of Growth, s. 64
  10. Difficulties in Chronology, s. 70
  11. Ageing of Elves, s. 75
  12. Concerning the Quendi in their Mode of Life and Growth, s. 83
  13. Key Dates, s. 93
  14. Calculation of the Increase of the Quendi, s. 104
  15. A Generational Scheme, s. 114
  16. Note on the Youth and Growth of the Quendi, s. 119
  17. Generational Schemes, s. 121
  18. Elvish Ages & Númenórean, s. 146
  19. Elvish Life-cycles, s. 154
  20. Time and its Perception, s. 157
  21. Notes on Elvish Time-reference, s. 161
  22. A Fragment from The Annals of Aman, s. 164
  23. A Fragment from The Grey Annals, s. 166

Part Two: Body, Mind and Spirit

Introduction, s. 171
  1. Beauty and Goodness, s. 173
  2. Gender and Sex, s. 175
  3. Eldarin Hands, Fingers, and Numerals, s. 177
  4. Hair, s. 186
  5. Beards, s. 187
  6. Descriptions of Characters, s. 191
  7. Mind-Pictures, s. 198
  8. Knowledge and Memory, s. 200
  9. Ósanwe-kenta, s. 205
  10. Notes on Órë, s. 219
  11. Fate and Free Will, s. 226
  12. The Knowledge of the Valar, s. 232
  13. Spirit, s. 235
  14. The Visible Forms of the Valar and Maiar, s. 241
  15. Elvish Reincarnation, s. 246
  16. From The Statute of Finwë and Míriel, s. 267
  17. Death, s. 269

Part Three: The World, Its Lands, and Its Inhabitants

Introduction, s. 277
  1. Dark and Light, s. 279
  2. The Primal Impulse, s. 286
  3. Powers of the Valar, s. 292
  4. The Making of Lembas, s. 295
  5. Note on Elvish Economy, s. 297
  6. Dwellings in Middle-earth, s. 300
  7. The Founding of Nargothrond, s. 304
  8. Manwë's Ban, s. 306
  9. Elvish Journeys on Horseback, s. 310
  10. Rider to "The White Rider", s. 313
  11. Lives of the Númenóreans, s. 316
  12. The Ageing of Númenóreans, s. 328
  13. Of the Land and Beasts of Númenor, s. 331
  14. Note on the Consumption of Mushrooms, s. 342
  15. The Númenórean Catastrophe & End of "Physical" Aman, s. 343
  16. Galadriel and Celeborn, s. 346
  17. Silvan Elves and Silvan Elvish, s. 356
  18. Note on the Delay of Gil-galad and the Númenóreans, s. 369
  19. Note on Dwarvish Voices, s. 371
  20. Note on the Dwarf Road, s. 372
  21. From The Hunt for the Ring, s. 374
  22. The Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor, s. 376

Appendices

  1. Metaphysical and Theological Themes, s. 401
  2. Glossary and Index of Quenya Terms, s. 413

Index, s. 417

Kustantajan esittely

First ever publication of J.R.R. Tolkien’s final writings on Middle-earth, covering a wide range of subjects and perfect for those who have read and enjoyed The Silmarillion, The Lord of the Rings, Unfinished Tales, and The History of Middle-earth, and want to learn more about Tolkien’s magnificent world.

It is well known that J.R.R. Tolkien published The Hobbit in 1937 and The Lord of the Rings in 1954–5. What may be less known is that he continued to write about Middle-earth in the decades that followed, right up until the years before his death in 1973.

For him, Middle-earth was part of an entire world to be explored, and the writings in The Nature of Middle-earth reveal the journeys that he took as he sought to better understand his unique creation. From sweeping themes as complex and profound as the metaphysics of Elvish immortality and reincarnation, and the Powers of the Valar, to the more earth-bound subjects of the lands and beasts of Númenor, the geography of the Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor, and even who had beards!

This new collection, which has been edited by Carl F Hostetter, one of the world’s leading Tolkien experts, is a veritable treasure-trove offering readers a chance to peer over Professor Tolkien’s shoulder at the very moment of discovery: and on every page, Middle-earth is once again brought to extraordinary life.[5]

Bibliografisia tietoja

The Nature of Middle-earth : Late Writings on the Lands, Inhabitants, and Metaphysics of Middle-earth / J. R. R. Tolkien ; Edited by Carl F. Hostetter. – London : HarperCollinsPublishers, 2021. – xxii, 440 s.
ISBN 978-0-00-838792-1 (sid.)

Viitteet

  1. Englannin sana nature on siis kirjan nimessä ymmärrettävä sekä merkityksessä '(fyysinen) luonto' että merkityksessä 'olemus'.
  2. The Nature of Middle-earth (HarperCollins; luettu 9.8.2021). – Myös Hostetter kertoo haastattelussa 16.7.2021 (ks. alempana) että kirja ilmestyy 2. syyskuuta, kun Tolkienin kuolemasta tulee kuluneeksi 48 vuotta. Alun perin kirjan oli määrä ilmestyä jo kesäkuussa 2021 (ks. esim. keskustelu Uusia Tolkien-kirjoja, viesti #117 (Harri Perälä, Vihreä Lohikäärme 20.11.2020; luettu 31.5.2021).
  3. The Nature of Middle-earth (Google Books; luettu 7.8.2021).
  4. "Contents" on otsikkona sivulla vii, ei sisällysluettelon osana.
  5. The Nature of Middle-earth (HarperCollins Canada; luettu 31.5.2021).

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