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Shippey, T. A.

Works: 73 works in 252 publications in 6 languages and 9,307 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories  Bibliography  History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree
Classifications: PR6039.O32, 828.91209
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Most widely held works about T. A Shippey
Most widely held works by T. A Shippey
J.R.R. Tolkien : author of the century by T. A Shippey( Book )
33 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyzes Tolkien's "The Hobbit," "The Lord of the Rings," "The Silmarillion," and his lesser works, and explains how his works tie into storytelling tradition dating back to Grimms' fairy tales and "Beowulf."
The road to Middle-Earth by T. A Shippey( Book )
36 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Road to Middle-earth, Tom Shippey's classic work, now revised and expanded in paperback explores J. R. R. Tolkien's creativity and the sources of his inspiration. Shippey shows in detail how Tolkien's professional background led him to write The Hobbit and create a timeless charm for millions of readers. He argues convincingly that the source of Tolkien's inspiration lay not just in his love of fable but in his love of language. While examining the foundations and literary structures of Tolkien's most popular work, The Lord of the Rings, in rich detail, Shippey also discusses the contribution of The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales to Tolkien's great myth cycle, showing how the more "difficult" books can be fully appreciated. He goes on to examine the remarkable twelve-volume History of Middle-earth, written by Tolkien's son and literary heir Christopher Tolkien, which traces the creative and technical processes by which Middle-earth evolved."--BOOK JACKET
The Oxford book of science fiction stories by T. A Shippey( Book )
16 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collection of thirty English and American science fiction stories from H.G. Wells's story "The Land Ironclad" of 1913 to the 1990s
The Oxford book of fantasy stories by T. A Shippey( Book )
16 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A century's worth of the exotic and the fantastic. The stories range from Richard Garnett's "The Demon Pope," a story on soul-selling, to Terry Prachett's amusing "Troll Bridge, " in which Cohen the Barbarian philosophizes on the decline of magic
Magill's guide to science fiction and fantasy literature ( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"These four volumes cover 791 books or series, 238 of them published during the 1980s and 1990s. the entries are 1,000 words long for single books and 1,500 for series, with a one-sentence summary beginning each entry followed by bibliographical information ... Volume 4 contains an extensive bibliography of critical works on science fiction and fantasy, a list of major award winners, a genre index." Booklist
Fiction 2000 : cyberpunk and the future of narrative ( Book )
7 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fictional space : essays on contemporary science fiction ( Book )
8 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poets and prophets : essays in medieval studies by Geoffrey Shepherd( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and Italian and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Film and fiction : reviewing the Middle Ages ( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The shadow-walkers : Jacob Grimm's mythology of the monstrous by International congress on medieval studies( Book )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elves and dwarves, trolls and giants, talking dragons, valkyries and werewolves: all these are familiar in modern movies and commercial fantasy. But where did the concepts come from? Who invented them? Almost two centuries ago, Jacob Grimm assembled what was known about such creatures in his work on 'Teutonic Mythology', which brought together ancient texts such as Beowulf and the Elder Edda with the material found in Grimm's own famous collection of fairy-tales. This collection of essays now updates Grimm, adding much material not known in his time, and also challenges his monolithic interpretations, pointing out the diversity of cultural traditions as well as the continuity of ancient myth
Appropriating the Middle Ages : scholarship, politics, fraud ( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Revisiting the poetic Edda : essays on Old Norse heroic legend ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Bringing alive the dramatic poems of Old Norse heroic legend, this new collection offers accessible, ground-breaking and inspiring essays which introduce and analyse the exciting legends of the two doomed Helgis and their valkyrie lovers; the dragon-slayer Sigurðr; Brynhildr the implacable shield-maiden; tragic Guðrún and her children; Attila the Hun (from a Norse perspective!); and greedy King Fróði, whose name lives on in Tolkien's Frodo. The book provides a comprehensive introduction to the poems for students, taking a number of fresh, theoretically-sophisticated and productive approaches to the poetry and its characters. Contributors bring to bear insights generated by comparative study, speech act and feminist theory, queer theory and psychoanalytic theory (among others) to raise new, probing questions about the heroic poetry and its reception. Each essay is accompanied by up-to-date lists of further reading and a contextualisation of the poems or texts discussed in critical history. Drawing on the latest international studies of the poems in their manuscript context, and written by experts in their individual fields, engaging with the texts in their original language and context, but presented with full translations, this companion volume to The Poetic Edda: Essays on Old Norse Mythology (Routledge, 2002) is accessible to students and illuminating for experts. Essays also examine the afterlife of the heroic poems in Norse legendary saga, late medieval Icelandic poetry, the nineteenth-century operas of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen, and the recently published (posthumous) poem by Tolkien, The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún."--
Medievalism in the modern world : essays in honour of Leslie J. Workman by Richard J Utz( Book )
7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Correspondences : medievalism in scholarship and the arts ( Book )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Constructing nations, reconstructing myth : essays in honour of T.A. Shippey ( Book )
8 editions published in 2007 in English and French and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The 16 essays in this collection focus on the impact made by 19th- and early 20th-century philology in the fields of medieval studies and language studies, and in the construction of Northern European national identities, mythologies and folklore
Tolkien in the new century : essays in honor of Tom Shippey by John W Houghton( )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this collection, former students and colleagues honor Thomas Alan Shippey with 15 essays that reflect their mentor's research interests, methods of literary criticism and attention to Tolkien's shorter works. Also included are brief memoirs by Shippey's colleagues and friends in academia and fandom, and a bibliography of Shippey's work"--
Roots and branches : selected papers on Tolkien by T. A Shippey( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beyond this horizon : an anthology of science fiction and science fact ( Book )
1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Heroes and legends : the most influential characters of literature ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Der Weg nach Mittelerde : wie J.R.R. Tolkien "Der Herr der Ringe" schuf by T. A Shippey( Book )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
J. R. R. Tolkien war über drei Jahrzehnte lang Professor in Oxford. Sein Fachgebiet war die Philologie, die historisch-vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft. Zu Tolkiens Zeit war diese Wissenschaft jedoch an ihre Grenzen gestoßen. So schuf Tolkien sich seine eigene Welt, eine Welt aus Sprache
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Holm, John

Shippey, T. A.
Shippey, T. A. 1943-
Shippey, T. A. (Thomas Alan)
Shippey, Thomas A. 1943-
Shippey, Thomas Alan.
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English (172)
Spanish (7)
Italian (5)
German (2)
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