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J.R.R. Tolkien : author of the century

Author: T A Shippey
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2001.
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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."
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Shippey, T. A.
J.R.R. Tolkien.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2001
(OCoLC)606614969
Named Person: J R R Tolkien; John R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T A Shippey
ISBN: 061812764X 9780618127641
OCLC Number: 46321023
Notes: Originally published: London : HarperCollins, 2000.
Description: xxxv, 347 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Foreword : author of the century --
Hobbit : re-inventing middle-earth --
Lord of the rings (1) : mapping out a plot --
Lord of the rings (2) : concepts of evil --
Lord of the rings (3) : the mythic dimension --
The silmarillion : the work of his heart --
Shorter works : doubts, fears, autobiographies --
Afterword : the followers and the critics.
Responsibility: T.A. Shippey.
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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."

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