Endóre

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Title: Endóre
Publisher: Official publication of the "Tùrin" smial of The Tolkien Society
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Date(s): 1999-2005
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Fandom: Lord of the Rings
Language: Italian
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Endóre is a gen Lord of the Rings anthology in Italian and has the subtitle: "LA rivista della Terra di Mezzo." It contains fiction, art and articles and was published once a year. In 1999, the editorial staff of Terra di Mezzo left the Italian Tolkien Society and the magazine, and started "Endòre."

Issue 1

cover of issue #1

Endóre 1 was published in April 1999.

Editorial

  • A balance and a relaunching, by Endòre (A history of the magazine. This is the first issue with this name, but the staff is the same who made issues 1-7 of former Terra di Mezzo (TdM), a magazine of the Italian Tolkien Society, and there is a substantial continuity. Report of staff members and contributors)

Articles

  • Apologia of Mîm the Petty-dwarf, by Paolo Barbiano di Belgiojoso (An apologia of the notorious dwarf. Which is the truth about the end of the Petty-dwarves ? Was it a genocide ? Mîm’s personality and behaviour: different points of view. Why did Tolkien introduce such an unpleasant character?)
  • Political and institutional structures in Middle-Earth: Bree-land, by Carlo Stagnaro (Second instalment of a survey which began in Terra di Mezzo No. 7 (the Shire). Bree-land: an example of successful racial "melting pot". Halfway between an alpine village and genuine America)
  • Frodo’s friends, by Giuseppe Roncari (Friendship was the force which destroyed the kingdom of Sauron. Gandalf’s example. Frodo’s best friend, Bilbo. Way friends (Aragorn, Glorfindel…). Sméagol: an unlikely friend. Near till the end: Sam)
  • Gollum between ups and downs, by Roberto Di Scala (The power of the Ring upon its bearers. Light and shade in a journey trough evil: the life of Gollum. Frodo as a counterpart of Sméagol)
  • Publishing Tolkien (Italian translation of Rayner Unwin’s article, from Proceedings of the J.R.R. Tolkien Centenary)
  • Conference.
  • Less noise and more green (Italian translation of Patrick Curry’s article, from Proceedings of the J.R.R. Tolkien Centenary)
  • Conference.

Forum

  • Dear Editor …(Letter from Carlo Stagnaro apologizing for some errors in his article in TdM No. 7)
  • Dear Editorial Staff …(Letter from Alberto Quagliaroli ("Alqua") who writes about the part played by Tolkien’s work in his religious experience)
  • From the received letters (Letter from an unknown reader about Internet & Tolkien)
  • Favourite characters and passages (Some readers write about their favourite characters and passages in Tolkien’s works)
  • Tolkien in England, by Nicola Farinelli (The famous Waterstone poll, and the BBC list of the 100 greatest artist of this century)
  • Barnabas Proudfoot’s corner (Errors and misprints in the italian translation of Tolkien’s works. A reader signalize some of them and Barnabas "pedantic" Proudfoot thanks)
  • The door, by Lorenzo Daniele (Continuation of an article begun in TdM No 6. The experience of Daniele’s first reading of the * LotR: crossing the door opened by it. Looking at living creatures with different eyes)
  • Round-table: Tolkien’s characters (Writing out of a midsummer afternoon‘s discussion among staff members, at editor’s home)
  • Favourite and less favourite characters in Tolkien works. (Different interpretations and points of view) * Possible sources.
  • Announcements (Amongst other things: Tolkien bow targets designed by Lorenzo Daniele (artist and bowman))

Fiction

  • Root and branch (Italian translation of Alex Lewis’s story, from Nigglings)
  • Il Verdecammino, by Enrico Imperatori (Poem about the Greenway)

Reviews

  • Tolkien and comic-strips, by Nicola Farinelli (Tolkien quotations and Tolkien inspired stories in italian comic-strips)
  • Of spears and rings, by Fiorenzo Delle Rupi (Comparision between Tolkien’s world and the saga of Dragonlance)
  • J.R.R.Tolkien: The Peoples of Middle-Earth, by Franco Manni (Review of the last volume of The History of Middle-Earth)
  • Andrea Occhino: Visioni fantastiche (Fantasy visions), by Franco Manni (Review of a booklet about fantasy movies)
  • The LotR at the cinema, by Agostino Maiello (Why not ? Suggestions to make a (decent) movie out of the LotR)
  • Reiff and Hall: An evening in Rivendell, by Edoardo Sbaffi (Review of the Danish CD with Tolkien’s inspired music)
  • Emilia Lodigiani: Invito alla lettura di Tolkien (Invitation to read Tolkien), by Carlo Stagnaro (Review of one of the (few) good critical essays in italian about Tolkien)
  • Robert Foster: The complete guide to Middle-Earth, by Paolo Barbiano di Belgiojoso (Review of Foster’s fundamental guide)

Columns

  • J.R.R.Tolkien’s opinion about, by Franco Manni (A fictitious (but likely) conversation of J.R.R. Tolkien about his tastes)
  • Quenya, by Edoardo Sbaffi (Linguistic section. In this number an analysis of the Oath of Cirion and Eorl)
  • Internet corner, by Andrea Alberici (Tolkien MUDs. An exploration of Hobbiton in the Web)
  • Gollum’s Cave, by Edoardo Vitto e Fabio Bono (Column by Edoardo Vitto e Fabio Bono. In this number: a Middle-Earth six hands story and some very good Lorenzo Daniele’s "Ringddles" (in the dark))
  • Mathom, by Riccardo Moretti (Tolkien inspired miniature figures. Mithril Miniatures)
  • The Hobbiton Library, by Enrico Imperatori (Eighth instalment of a bibliography about books on and of Tolkien.
  • The Archives of Minas Tirith, by Giuseppe Roncari (The theme of hero’s recognition in Tolkien’s works)

MERP

  • The ghosts of the mountain, by Enrico Clementel (Middle-Earth Role Playing adventure)

Artwork

  • Gollum, by Lorenzo Daniele
  • Treebeard, by Lorenzo Daniele
  • The Argonath, by Lorenzo Daniele
  • Dragon Helm, by Lorenzo Daniele
  • A door of Moria, by Lorenzo Daniele
  • Moria, by Franca Montesin
  • Galadriel and Melian in Doriath, by Lorenzo Daniele
  • "Sarumanians", by Lorenzo Daniele
  • Barrow-wights, by Lorenzo Daniele
  • Isildur at the Gladden Fields, by Lorenzo Daniele
  • The Seven Fathers of the Dwarves, by Lorenzo Daniele
  • Palantír, by Lorenzo Daniele
  • Discussion between Frodo and Boromir, by Marcello Maestrini
  • Sam Cooking, by Marcello Maestrini
  • Gandalf Finds Out Sam, by Marcello Maestrini

Issue 2

cover of issue #2

Endóre 2 was published in December 1999.

Editorial

  • A "small" work yet to be done, edited by Endòre

Articles

  • Tolkien as an antitotalitarian, by Jessica Dates
  • A reflection on Tom Bombadil, by Fiorenzo delle Rupi
  • Evil circularity and Good paradoxicality, by Giuseppe Roncari
  • An Hobbit' protohistory, by Ruth Bacon

Forum

  • An invitation to read the LofR, by "Anonymous"
  • An Esperanto philologist, edited by Endòre
  • Report of Oxonmoot 99, by Lorenzo Daniele
  • Round-table: the Hobbits, edited by Endòre
  • The Movie, from Internet
  • Blind Guardian' Songs, by Nicola Farinelli
  • Enya and Tolkien, edited by Endòre
  • The top-ten bestsellers, edited by Endòre
  • Prejudices about the French, edited by Endòre
  • Thank You, Gary, edited by Endòre

Fiction

  • If Animals Can Talk, by Alex Lewis (reprinted from Nigglings)
  • The Five Hundred Archers of the County, by Enrico Imperatori

Reviews

  • Bilbo, by Edoardo Sbaffi
  • Songs of M-E, by Edoardo Sbaffi
  • Tolkien and M-E Handbook, by Paolo Barbiano di Belgiojoso
  • JRRT's life, by Elena Grecchi
  • Tolkien at the cinema - second part, by Agostino Maiello
  • Marco Paggi: The Sword and The Maze, by Franco Manni
  • Beloved Hobbits, We Are In Trouble, by Giuseppe Roncari

Columns

  • JRRT's opinion about ..., by Franco Manni
  • Quenya, by Paolo Barbiano di Belgiojoso
  • Internet Corner, by Andrea Alberici
  • Gollum's Cave, by Edoardo Vitto and Lorenzo Daniele
  • Mathom, by Riccardo Moretti, Roberto di Meglio, Luigi Sbaffi
  • The Hobbiville Library, by Enrico Imperatori
  • The Archives of Minas Tirith, by Franco Manni

Girsa

  • Double-cross, by Enrico Clementel

Issue 3

cover of issue #3

Endóre 3 was published in September 2000.

Editorial

  • The Tolkenian reader at the crossroad ..., edited by Endòre

Articles

  • Tolkien and the review of the Romantic Tradition, by Chris Seeman
  • Tolkien and Orwell, by Carlo Stagnaro
  • In reconnaissance, by Al.Qua
  • Tolkien's Dark Side, by Fiorenzo delle Rupi
  • Cosmology of the Middle Earth, by Beppe Roncari

Forum

  • A Pilgrim at the Western Borders: I - Places and Situations, by Paolo Barbiano di Belgiojoso
  • The Trees' Dance, by Lorenzo Daniele
  • LotR: the Movie, by Agostino Maiello
  • My thoughts on casting, by Sarah
  • Notes on casting, by John R.
  • Round-table: the Supernatural in Tolkien, edited by Endòre
  • Smial "Turin", by Lorenzo Daniele
  • Ring Drills, by Lorenzo Daniele
  • We've received, edited by Endòre
  • They say about us, edited by Endòre
  • Nathan Never and Tolkien, by Elena Grecchi e Beppe Roncari

Fiction

  • One glade in the Ithilien, by Alex Lewis (reprinted from Nigglings)
  • The Implacable Caradhras, by Enrico Imperatori

Reviews

  • Joseph Pearce: Tolkien: Man and Mith, by Franco Manni
  • Jurgis Baltrusaitis: The Fantastic Middle Age, by Alvise Manni
  • Gianni Guadalupi and Alberto Manguel: Handbook Of Fantastic Places, by Lorenzo Daniele
  • AA.VV.: The Fight with Dragon. The English fantastic universe from Beowulf to Tolkien, by Lorenzo Daniele
  • The Starlit Jewels, by Edoardo Sbaffi
  • JRR Tolkien: Roverandom. The Adventures of a Winged Dog, by Elena Grecchi

Columns

  • JRRT's opinion about ... The Sense of Life, by Franco Manni
  • Quenya: Smichov's Mode, second part - Numbers and Puntuaction, by Paolo Barbiano di Belgiojoso
  • Internet Corner, by Andrea Alberici
  • Gollum's Cave, by Edoardo Vitto e Fabio Bono
  • Mathom: METW or the Card's Deck LotR's Game, by Luigi Sbaffi
  • LotR Miniatures: "Mithril Classics", by Riccardo Moretti
  • Playing Tolkien's Battles, by Roberto Di Meglio
  • The Hobbiville Library, by Enrico Imperatori
  • The Archives of Minas Tirith - The Traitor, Turin's Tragic Issues, by Beppe Roncari

Girsa

  • The Caverns of Terror, by Fabio Bono

Issue 4

cover of issue #4

Endóre 4 was published in April 2001.

Editorial

  • Two points of view, by Endòre

Articles

  • Historical Bias in the making of the Silmarillion, by Alex Lewis (translated by Roberto Di Scala) (reprinted from Nigglings)
  • Narration in the Lord of the Rings, by Beppe Roncari
  • An Enquiry on the Psychology of the Dwarves, by David Funk (translated by Carlo Stagnaro)
  • Shall I at Least Set My Lands in Order, by Roberto Di Scala
  • A Misunderstood Man, by Joseph Pearce (translated by Roberto Di Scala)

Forum

  • The Water Pool, by Lorenzo Daniele
  • The Unbearable Wait, by F. Casu and F. Delle Rupi
  • Panel on Dwarves, by Endòre
  • A Semi-serious Analogy between Tolkien and the Job of the Bible, by Alberto Quagliaroli
  • The Interviewers of the Evil, by Elena Grecchi and Beppe Roncari

Fiction

  • One glade in the Ithilien - 2nd part, by Alex Lewis (translated by Roberto di Scala) (reprinted from Nigglings)
  • The Western Land of the West And Other poems, by Alberto Quagliaroli
  • The Fall of Isengard, by Enrico Imperatori
  • The New Shadow, by J. R. R. Tolkien (translated by Roberto Di Scala)

Reviews

  • Joseph Pearce - Tolkien: a Celebration, by Paolo Barbiano di Belgiojoso
  • H. Dickinson - A Film Portrait, by Lorenzo Daniele
  • The Italian Translation of Beowulf: the Monsters and the Critics, by Franco Manni

Columns

  • JRRT's opinion about ... Movies on ThLotR, by Franco Manni
  • Internet Corner - The Sites on the Movie, by Agostino Maiello
  • Gollum's Cave - Don't Do That, o Dark Lord !, by Edoardo Vitto
  • Mathom - ThLorR Vignettes, by Riccardo Moretti
  • The Hobbiville Library - Updates from UK and USA, by Enrico Imperatori
  • The Archives of Minas Tirith - The Anniversaries, by Beppe Roncari

Merp

  • Master Halgan's Workshop, by Enrico Clementel


Issue 5

cover of issue #5

Endóre' 5 was published in August 2002.

Editorial

  • Phenomenology of the "Mass Culture", by Endòre

Articles

  • The Narrative Art in The Lord of the Rings - The First Two Chapters, by Beppe Roncari
  • Publishing Tolkien in Italy, by Quirino Principe
  • Tolkien between "Genre" Literature and "Mainstream" Literature, by Fiorenzo Delle Rupi

Forum

  • Tolkien and Job: a Parallel, by Alberto Quagliaroli
  • About Manicheism in Tolkien, by an Internet Newsgroup
  • ntroducing "Introduzione a Tolkien", by Endòre
  • Report of the Tolkien Conference at Brescia 2001, by Alex Lewis
  • Tolkenian Bows, by Lorenzo Daniele
  • Panel on the Landscapes in Tolkien's Worksby Beppe Roncari, Filippo Rossi, Alberto Quagliaroli, Lorenzo Daniele, Franco Manni

Fiction

  • A Glade in the Ithilien - Third Part, by Alex Lewis (reprinted from Nigglings)
  • New Italian Translations of Songs and Poems in The Hobbit, by Lorenzo Daniele
  • A Long Expected Party, by Enrico Imperatori
  • Beyond to the West, by Alberto Quagliaroli

Reviews

  • Unfinished Tales of Numénor and Middle-Earth, by Franco Manni
  • The History of Middle-Earth: Volumes 1-12, by Franco Manni
  • Several Recent Italian Books on Tolkien, by Carlo Stagnaro
  • The Fellowship of the Ring - The Movie, by Tom Shippey
  • The Fellowship of the Ring - The Movie, by Filippo Rossi
  • J. R. R. Tolkien: the Author of the Century, by John Gart
  • Introduzione a Tolkien, by Alberto Mingardi, Pietro Meschini & Lorenzo Gatti, Fritz Tegularius, Luigi Pachi

Columns

  • Tolkien Speaks about ...a Secret Vice, by Franco Manni
  • Mathom: Lord of the Rings Vignettes by Mithril - Second Part, by Riccardo Moretti
  • The Internet Corner, by Andrea Alberici
  • The Gollum's Cave: Impossible Questions to Tolkien Fans, by Edoardo Vitto
  • Minas Tirith Archives: Who is Tom Bombadil ?, by Franco Manni
  • The Library of Hobbiton: Tolkien Journals and Fanzines in the World, by Enrico Imperatori

Merp

  • Esterlings !, by Fabio Bono & Edoardo Vitto

Artwork

  • By Lorenzo Daniele, Davide Cattaneo, Giovanni Luzi, Stefano Sergi, Filippo Rossi, Ilaria Bozzuffi

Issue 6

cover of issue #6

Endóre 6 was published in August 2003.

Articles

  • The nature of the Rings of the Power, by Alex Lewis
  • The Narrative Art in The Lord of the Rings, by Beppe Roncari
  • The problem of the Evil, by Alberto Quagliaroli
  • About a definition of magic, by Simone Bonechi
  • About "sarumanism", by Fabio Larcher

Forum

  • Letters, by Endòre
  • Considerations about 'The Two Towers', by Endòre
  • Return to ME, by Filippo Rossi
  • Report on the Convention, by Alex Lewis
  • Actagenda, by Endòre
  • The interviewers of the evil, by Elena Grecchi and Beppe Roncari

Fiction

  • A Glade in the Ithilien - Fourth Part, by Alex Lewis (reprinted from Nigglings)
  • The shadow of the past, by Enrico Imperatori
  • Poetry from 'The Hobbit', by J. R. R. Tolkien

Reviews

  • Introduction to Tolkien, by AA. VV.
  • The art of John Howe, by Davide Cattaneo
  • The art of Hildembrandt brothers, by Lorenzo Daniele
  • Splintered light, by Alberto Quagliaroli
  • A question of time, by Alberto Quagliaroli
  • Lord of The Rings, by Gianni Cavallari
  • Italian books, by Carlo Stagnaro
  • Words of Power and magic runes, by Fiorenzo delle Rupi

Columns

  • Tolkien speaks about ..., by Lorenzo Daniele
  • The Internet Corner, by Andrea Alberici
  • The Gollum's Cave, by Edoardo Vitto
  • Mathom, by Riccardo Moretti
  • The Library of Hobbiton, by Enrico Imperatori
  • Minas Tirith Archives, by Beppe Roncari

Merp

  • The Fear of Demons, by Fabio Bono

Issue 7

Endóre 7 was published in October 2004.

cover of issue #7

Articles

  • The Problem of The Choice, by Alex Lewis
  • The Problem of the Evil, by Alberto Quagliaroli
  • Tolkien and Spirituality, by Christopher Garbowski
  • Tolkien and Internet, by Beppe Roncari

Forum

  • Denethor, by Graziella Visintin
  • Interview to Shippey, by Franco Manni
  • Report on the Convention, by Alex Lewis
  • Actagenda, by Endòre

Fiction

  • A Glade in the Ithilien - Fifth Part, by Alex Lewis (reprinted from Nigglings)
  • In tre si è in Compagnia, di Enrico Imperatori
  • Poetry, by J. R. R. Tolkien

Reviews

  • Different Essays about Tolkien, by Carlo Stagnaro
  • The annotated Hobbit, by Agostino Maiello
  • Tolkien Portfolio, by Beppe Roncari
  • Spirituality in LoR, by Paolo Barbiano
  • A Glade in the Ithilien, by Franco Manni
  • Tolkien author of the Century, by Franco Manni
  • Ubi maior Minor cessat, by Franco Manni
  • The Truth about Tolkien, by Franco Manni
  • The movie by Jackson, by Filippo Rossi
  • The movie by Peter Jackson, by Enrico Imperatori
  • L'anello che non tiene, by Simone Bonechi
  • The Life of J. R. R. Tolkien, by Elena Grecchi
  • On S. Francesco and Tolkien, by Paolo Barbiano
  • The Art of Ted Nasmith, by Davide Cattaneo

Columns

  • Tolkien speaks about ..., by Lorenzo Daniele
  • The Internet Corner, by Andrea Alberici
  • Mathom, by Riccardo Moretti
  • The Library of Hobbiton, by Enrico Imperatori

Merp

  • The Fear of Demons, by Fabio Bono

Issue 8

cover of issue #8

Endóre 8 was published in Autumn 2005.

Editoriale

  • Un panorama promettente ..., a cura di Endòre

Articoli

  • Gimli figlio di Glóin, di Paolo Barbiano OCD
  • Narrazione fantastica e teologia, di Alberto Quagliaroli
  • Noi Hobbit siamo un Popolo Felice, di David Bryn
  • La complessità dell'atteggiamento di T. verso la WWI, di Franco Manni e S. Bonechi
  • Tolkien e Internet, di Beppe Roncari

Forum

  • Tolkien 2005 - Reportage, di Beppe Roncari e Davide Cattaneo
  • Intervista ad Alan Lee, di Chris Kreuzer
  • Intervista all'Unico ..., di Elena Grecchi e Beppe Roncari
  • Tavola rotonda, a cura di Endòre

Fiction

  • i libri Nero del Mastio Rosso, di Alex Lewis (reprinted from Nigglings)
  • Legolas e Gimli a Valinor, di Marco Catalano
  • Una scorciatoia che porta ai funghi, di Enrico Imperatori
  • L'ultima canzone di Bilbo, di J. R. R. Tolkien

Recensioni

  • Mitopoiesi, fantasia e storia in Tolkien, di Alberto Quagliaroli
  • J. R. R. Tolkien - Il Silmarillion, di Davide Cattaneo
  • Peter Jackson - Il ritorno del Re, di Filippo Rossi
  • A tavola con Tolkien, di Elena Grecchi
  • Mitopoiesi, fantasia e storia in Tolkien, di Paolo Barbiano OCD

Rubriche

  • L'opinione di JRRT su ..., di Lorenzo Daniele
  • L'angolo di Internet, di Andrea Alberici
  • La Biblioteca di Hobbiville, di Enrico Imperatori
  • Mathom, di Riccardo Moretti
  • L'Archivio di Minas Tirith, di Beppe Roncari

Girsa

  • La falce dei Valar, di Angel Galli (Girsa Crew)