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Title

A Portrait of the Poet as a Young Man: Noteworthy Omission in The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm's Son

Document Type

Article

Citation

Grybauskas, Peter. "A Portrait of the Poet as a Young Man: Noteworthy Omission in The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm's Son." Tolkien Studies 17 (2020): 163-78.

Annotation

Contends that J.R.R. Tolkien's expressed intention to rely on omissions in his narratives-"I feel it is better not to state everything"-resembles Hemingway's so-called Iceberg Theory. Traces Hemingway's thoughts and published statements about omission and the iceberg before examining examples from Tolkien's work and pertinent studies.

Published in

Tolkien Studies

Volume

17

Date

2020

Pages

163-178

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