This Ephemeral Beauty
Tolkien's Legendarium Through Japanese Buddhist Aesthetic Categories
Keywords:Japanese Aesthetics, Buddhism, Tolkien, Beauty, Time
This note proposes that using a Japanese aesthetic vocabulary, partially derived from a Buddhist world-view, is a fruitful way to approach aspects of Tolkien's legendarium, especially in those parts of it where themes of beauty and time are foregrounded.
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