22 days to the publication to "The Proverbs of Middle-earth"

As with the Ents, the Istari, and the Elves, Bombadil’s ageless longevity (and that of his wife, the similarly mysterious River-daughter, Goldberry) makes something of a mockery of the idea of an ‘oral tradition’. Poems, stories, and songs are constantly in his mouth, but since he has no previous generation to receive them from and no new generation to teach them to, we are left to wonder why such vessels of transmission are being used at all.

Chapter 2 - 'Bombadil and Goldberry'

David Rowe
To be published by Oloris Publishing on 18th November

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