Topic for the evening: "J. R. R. Tolkien’s Leaf by Niggle: A Guided Tour"
Leaf by Niggle is a part of Tolkien's essay on fairy tales - Tree and Leaf - which C. S. Lewis thought was the best work ever written of its kind.
Dan Hamilton writes: “Leaf by Niggle is a short and charming story - and one of my very favorite Tolkien pieces, one often overlooked and under-appreciated even by Tolkien enthusiasts. It was written after The Hobbit, but before The Lord of the Rings was finished and published; it unveils his creative process (in all its agonies) and reflects his persistent fears that all the marvelous spell-binding stories in his head would remain unwritten and unpublished, and eventually forgotten.”
Featuring extracts from Tolkien's letters, this presentation brings out the hidden meanings and allusions in this poignant autobiographical allegory.
Pasha's Coffee House, St. Elmo
7:30-9:00 p.m., Monday, 19 November, 2012
Feel free to come early to order some of Pasha's great food and coffee
Presented by the C. S. Lewis Society of Chattanooga