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20th November 2011: Second edition of translation volumes

Tolkien in Translation Translating Tolkien: Text and Film In 2003, Walking Tree Publishers released, Tolkien in Translation. The volume looked at different challenges facing Tolkien translators and discussed the translations of Tolkien into a variety of languages. The following year, the book was joined by a second volume, Translating Tolkien: Text and Film, expanding on the subject whilst also looking at a different form of translation: the adaption of Tolkien's works for the cinema – a very topical matter in view of the (then) recent release of Peter Jackson's movie.

Translating Tolkien: Text and Film has been out of print for some time now, and stocks of Tolkien in Translation have also been running low. Walking Tree Publishers are pleased to announce that both volumes have now been reprinted. Their reprinting also marks the completion of an eight-year transition to the print-on-demand format for the Cormarë Series, meaning they will not run out of print again so easily. The format also facilitates availability and distribution through the use of local printing in different locations across the globe.

The opportunity has been taken to make various smaller corrections to the texts while transferring them to our new layout. Cover illustrations were provided by Anke Eißmann.

Information on these volumes is presented on the pages below:

The picture below shows the old and new editions of both books.

Old and new editions of translation volumes

(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=56 )

2nd November 2011: The Loss and the Silence now available.

The Loss and the Silence: Aspects of Modernism in the Works of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien & Charles Williams Walking Tree Publishers are pleased to announce the release of our latest publication: The Loss and the Silence: Aspects of Modernism in the Works of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien & Charles Williams by Margaret Hiley.

Traditionally, the "Inklings" C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and Charles Williams have been seen as separate from the literature of their time: as innovative in an idiosyncratic way at best, and as reactionary and in deliberate opposition to contemporary progressive writing at worst. Recent years have seen a gradual change in this view, but few studies to date have attempted to read Lewis, Tolkien and ... (read more)

(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=55 )

8th August 2011: Price reduction in Swiss Francs

Walking Tree Publishers bookstandDue to the recent extreme fluctuations of currency exchange rates, our direct distribution prices have become increasingly misaligned between the dfferent currencies in which we price our books. In order not to disadvantage our Swiss readers, we are cutting our Swiss Franc prices by 20% for a temporary period.

You can view our direct distribution price list (with the modified prices) here.

Our books are available by mail-order worldwide. Besides buying directly from us, you can also buy from various retailers (prices and conditions may vary between retailers).

(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=54 )

3rd August 2011: The Ecological Augury in the Works of JRR Tolkien now available.

The Ecological Augury in the Works of JRR TolkienWalking Tree Publishers are pleased to announce a new publication: The Ecological Augury in the Works of JRR Tolkien by Liam Campbell.

A new death for the old world, winds of industrial change that gust across green hills and dales, machines and callous hearts that dig deep into the ecosystems of Earth as trees crash upon the shrinking forest floors and ecological devastation is visited upon the land. This is the darkest hour of Middle-earth as presented in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings ? how curiously all of this resembles our reality, and the environmental crisis that threatens the modern world... (read more)

(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=53 )

21st July 2011: Review of Music in Middle-earth

A review of Music in Middle-earth has been published in Inklings Jahrbuch 28. The review (in German) can be read here.

Inklings Jahrbuch is the journal of the Inklings Gesellschaft, whose website is www.inklings-gesellschaft.de.

(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=52 )

 

12th July 2011: Review of Beowulf and the Dragon by Alexa Chipman

Review of Bewoulf and the DragonA short review of Bewoulf and the Dragon can be read on Alexa Chipman's blog and is reproduced with kind permission on this website (here).

Alexa Chipman has also written a more formal review that will appear in the upcoming issue of Silver Leaves Journal (issue 4) from The White Tree Fund (external links).

(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=51 )

30th June 2011: Upcoming publications

Cormare Series on WTP book stand
 

Although it has been more than 16 months since our last new book was released, we haven't been inactive during that period. Our efforts will come to fruition in the coming months with several additions to our product palette. Planned titles are:

  • The Ecological Augury in the Works of JRR Tolkien by Liam Campbell, Cormarë Series 21, ISBN 978-3-905703-18-4
    [->announcement].

  • The Loss and the Silence. Aspects of Modernism in the Works of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and Charles Williams by Margaret Hiley
    [->announcement].

  • In the Nameless Wood (working title) by J.S. Ryan, as part two to his previous book, Tolkien's View: Windows into his World.
    [->
    announcement].

Two reprints are furthermore being prepared of books that are either already out of print or whose stocks are running low. These are the last books of the Cormarë Series remaining to be transferred from traditional print methods to print on demand.

Also planned is a:

These new books and reprints will be announced on this website as they are released.

(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=50 )

20th June 2011: Rare signed and hand illustrated copy of Beowulf and the Dragon for sale

Rare signed edition of Beowulf and the DragonIt has been brought to our attention that a rare signed edition of Beowulf and the Dragon, autogrammed and hand illustrated on the title page by the book's artist, Anke Eißmann, is being offered for sale by the bookseller Antiquariat Bücherwelten in Düsseldorf. The photograph (left) taken from the bookseller's website, shows the hand-sketched illustration and signature.

The following link takes you directly to this rare book's listing on Abebooks: here. Antiquariat Bücherwelten also stocks some other items from Anke Eißmann (all the above links are to external websites).

More information on Beowulf and the Dragon.

Other booksellers stocking Beowulf and the Dragon are listed here.

(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=49 )

9th May 2011: Review of Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings - Sources of Inspiration

A review of Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings - Sources of Inspiration has been published in Mythlore (journal of the Mythopoeic Society). The review can be read here.

Mythlore is a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal published by the Mythopoeic Society that focuses on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and the genres of myth and fantasy.

Link to the website of the Mythopoeic Society.

(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=48 )

27th April 2011: Tolkien and the Middle Ages

Tolkien and the Middle Ages poster Potsdam 2011This year's Tolkien Seminar (Tolkien and the Middle Ages / Tolkien und das Mittelalter) will be held at the University of Potsdam from 29th April to 1st May 2011. The (updated) programme can be downloaded here, and the seminar poster, designed by Anke Eißmann, here (pdf, ca. 630KB).

More information on the event is available from DTG here (external website).

To link to this announcement:
http://www.walking-tree.org/conference/11_potsdam.php

Information on past conferences is available here.

Anke Eißmann's website (external link)

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