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Tolkien and the invention of myth : a reader

Author: Jane Chance
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The 18 essays in this volume examine the ancient Greek, Latin, Old Norse, Old English and Finnish sources from which Tolkien appropriated the concepts, images, characterizations, contexts and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien; John R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Chance
ISBN: 0813123011 9780813123011 9780813192017 0813192013
OCLC Number: 54938267
Description: xx, 340 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Tolkien and the rediscovery of myth / Michaela Baltasar --
Light from an invisible lamp : natural religion in the Lord of the Rings / Catherine Madsen --
Creating and re-creating worlds with words : the religion and the magic of language in the Lord of the Rings / Mary E. Zimmer --
Tolkien as philologist / David Lyle Jeffrey --
Saving the myths : the re-creation of mythology in Plato and Tolkien / Gergely Nagy --
Myth, late Roman history, and multiculturalism in Tolkien's Middle-Earth / Sandra Ballif Straubhaar --
From catastrophe to eucatastrophe : J.R.R. Tolkien's transformation of Ovid's Mythic Pyramus and Thisbe into Beren and Lúthien / Jen Stevens --
Providence, fate, and chance : Boethian philosophy in the Lord of the Rings / Kathleen E. Dubs --
Tolkien and the appeal of the pagan : Edda and Kalevala / Tom Shippey --
Norse and Christian gods : the integrative theology of J.R.R. Tolkien / Marjorie J. Burns --
The twilight of the elves : Ragnarök and the end of the Third Age / Andy Dimond --
Gathered round northern fires : the imaginative impact of the Kolbítar / Andrew Lazo --
A mythology for Anglo-Saxon England / Michael D.C. Drout --
Oaths and oathbreaking : analogues of Old English Comitatus in Tolkien's myth / John R. Holmes --
On the borders of old stories : enacting the past in Beowulf and the Lord of the Rings / Alexandra Bolintineanu --
A mythology for Finland : Elias Lönrott and J.R.R. Tolkien as mythmakers / Verlyn Flieger --
Setting the rocket off in story : the Kalevala as the germ of Tolkien's legendarium / Richard C. West --
J.R.R. Tolkien and the Kalevala : some thoughts on the Finnish origins of Tom Bombadil and Treebeard / David Elton Gay.
Responsibility: edited by Jane Chance.
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"Every one of these articles provides valuable insight into the various traditions familiar to Tolkien, and from which he drew as he developed his personal mythology over the decades." -- "The Read more...

 
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