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Old 01-10-2001, 12:31 PM   #24
Mithadan
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Re: Literary devices and plans to start

HoME 3, Lays, provides a tremendous amount of info on the tale of Beren and Luthien which was later left out due to compression. It can be a slow read but take a good look at it. In addition to the Baldog example, there is the entire subtheme of Morgoth's desire to kidnap Luthien and the raid upon Doriath. The detailed dialogue between Sauron and the disguised Finrod is a true gem at many levels, as is the discussion of the heroes descent into Angband.

In some ways Beren and Luthien presents fewer problems than combining Tuor from UT and Gondolin from BoLT/HoME/Sil. 77. This should be considered in choosing texts for editing.

--Mithadan--
"The Silmarils with living light
were kindled clear, and waxing bright
shone like stars that in the North
above the reek of earth leap forth." </p>
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