|01:47 pm - Le Guin on plot rhythm in Tolkein|
I hope people on my f-list will like this:
'Meditations on Middle-earth: Rhythmic Patterning in The Lord of the Rings' by Ursula K Le Guin.
... a pulsation back and forth between polarities of feeling, mood, image, emotion, action - examples of the stress/release pulse that I think is fundamental to the structure of the book. Each such reversal or pulsation occurs more than once in the chapter, some three or four times.
ETA I knew it seemed familiar, it's from 'Wave in the Mind'