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Title:

"Wówczas tatuś rozpoczął opowieść": próba rekonstrukcji oralnych początków wybranych utworów "dziecięcych" J.R.R. Tolkiena

Creator:

Neubauer, Łukasz

Subject and Keywords:

J.R.R. Tolkien   orality   Farmer Giles of Ham   Roverandom  
J.R.R. Tolkien   oralność   Rudy Dżil i jego pies   Łazikanty

Abstract:

The article seeks to examine the indisputably oral origins of Tolkien’s works for children, in particular his two short books Roverandom (1998) and Farmer Giles of Ham (1949), which were originally conceived in the mid- and late-1920s. Each of them appears to have developed from a story that was first told for the amusement of his sons. The former began as a consolation tale after the then-five-yearold Michael had lost his favourite lead dog figurine during the summer holidays of 1925. The latter is said to have developed from an unspecified “local family game” whose roots may lie in the Tolkiens’ interest in local toponymy. Despite the differences in both style and structure, the two books share a number of features, especially with regard to their oral origins and the subsequently added layers of sophisticated philological jokes.  
The article seeks to examine the indisputably oral origins of Tolkien’s works for children, in particular his two short books Roverandom (1998) and Farmer Giles of Ham (1949), which were originally conceived in the mid- and late-1920s. Each of them appears to have developed from a story that was first told for the amusement of his sons. The former began as a consolation tale after the then-five-yearold Michael had lost his favourite lead dog figurine during the summer holidays of 1925. The latter is said to have developed from an unspecified “local family game” whose roots may lie in the Tolkiens’ interest in local toponymy. Despite the differences in both style and structure, the two books share a number of features, especially with regard to their oral origins and the subsequently added layers of sophisticated philological jokes.

Publisher:

Pracownia Badań nad Tradycją Oralną

Contributor:

Zieliński, Karol. Red.   Torbus, Sławomir. Red.

Date issued:

2016

Resource Type:

text

Detailed Type:

journal  
czasopisma online

Format:

application/pdf

Identifier:

oai:repozytorium.uni.wroc.pl:79531

DOI:

10.23734/QO.2016.2.2.65.86

Language:

eng   pol

Rights holder:

Copyright by Łukasz Neubauer

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Jun 8, 2021

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Jun 12, 2017

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