The Tolkien Road

A podcast about Middle-earth and all things Tolkien.

0011 – Leaf By Niggle – Pt 2 – The Story

Join us as we discuss “Leaf By Niggle”, my favorite non-Middle-earth Tolkien story. “Leaf By Niggle” is a mythical story about creativity and love of neighbor with a wonderful conclusion. In the second of a two-part series, we discuss the profound meaning contained in what Tolkien referred to as his “purgatorial” story and the story that reflected his anxities about completing Lord of the Rings.

Originally released: 3/19/2015.

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