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Shippey, T. A.

Works: 74 works in 270 publications in 4 languages and 11,080 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Study guides  Short stories  Bibliography  Juvenile works  History  Fiction 
Roles: Author of introduction, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR1583, 829.3
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J.R.R. Tolkien : author of the century by T. A Shippey ( Book )
25 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 2,274 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 )
26 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 1,929 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 1,046 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 )
14 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 992 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 567 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
Poems of wisdom and learning in Old English by T. A Shippey ( Book )
16 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in 4 languages and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Old English verse by T. A Shippey ( Book )
8 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beowulf and other Old English poems by Craig Williamson ( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Overview: The best-known literary achievement of Anglo-Saxon England, Beowulf is a poem concerned with monsters and heroes, treasure and transience, feuds and fidelity. Composed sometime between 500 and 1000 C.E. and surviving in a single manuscript, it is at once immediately accessible and forever mysterious. And in Craig Williamson's splendid new version, this often translated work may well have found its most compelling modern English interpreter. Williamson's Beowulf appears alongside his translations of many of the major works written by Anglo-Saxon poets, including the elegies "The Wanderer" and "The Seafarer," the heroic "Battle of Maldon," the visionary "Dream of the Rood," the mysterious and heart-breaking "Wulf and Eadwacer," and a generous sampling of the Exeter Book riddles. Accompanied by a foreword by noted medievalist Tom Shippey on Anglo-Saxon history, culture, and archaeology, and Williamson's introductions to the individual poems as well as his essay on translating Old English, the texts transport us back to the medieval scriptorium or ancient mead hall to share an exile's lament or herdsman's recounting of the story of the world's creation. From the riddling song of a bawdy onion that moves between kitchen and bedroom, to the thrilling account of Beowulf's battle with a treasure-hoarding dragon, the world becomes a place of rare wonder in Williamson's lines. Were his idiom not so modern, we might almost think the Anglo-Saxon poets had taken up the lyre again and begun to sing after a silence of a thousand years
Beowulf the fight at Finnsburh by Charles Keeping ( Book )
17 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tom Shippey provides the reader with a contextual introduction to Beowulf and a guide to the 18th and 19th century scholarship that generated the Beowulf commentaries. He provides a powerful tool for studying this major text of the 'Northern Renaissance'
Fiction 2000 : cyberpunk and the future of narrative ( Book )
6 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beowulf by T. A Shippey ( Book )
12 editions published between 1978 and 2002 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of the brave Beowulf, his battle with the monster Grendel, and of his death after a clash with a terrible dragon
Fictional space : essays on contemporary science fiction ( Book )
7 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 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Film and fiction : reviewing the Middle Ages ( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The shadow-walkers : Jacob Grimm's mythology of the monstrous by International congress on medieval studies ( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Appropriating the Middle Ages : scholarship, politics, fraud ( Book )
6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Medievalism in the modern world : essays in honour of Leslie J. Workman ( Book )
6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Correspondences : medievalism in scholarship and the arts ( Book )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Revisiting the poetic Edda : essays on Old Norse heroic legend by Paul Acker ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 118 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."--
Constructing nations, reconstructing myth : essays in honour of T.A. Shippey ( Book )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 113 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
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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.
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Shippey, Thomas Alan, 1943-
Shippey, Tom.
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