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Tolkien's art : a mythology for England

Author: Jane Chance
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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" J.R.R. Tolkien's zeal for medieval literary, religious, and cultural ideas deeply influenced his entire life and provided the seeds for his own fiction. In Tolkien's Art , Chance discusses not only such classics as The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings , and The Silmarillion , but focuses on his minor works as well, outlining in detail the sources and influences-from pagan epic to Christian legend-that formed the  Read more...
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Chance, Jane, 1945-
Tolkien's art.
Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, c2001
(DLC) 2001002584
(OCoLC)46952393
Named Person: J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Chance
ISBN: 0813170869 9780813170862 9780813138091 0813138094
OCLC Number: 65338035
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 262 p.)
Contents: The critic as monster: Tolkien's lectures, prefaces, and foreword --
The king under the mountain: Tolkien's children's story --
The Christian king: Tolkien's fairy-stories --
The Germanic lord: Tolkien's medieval parodies --
The lord of the rings: Tolkien's epic --
The creator of the Silmarils: Tolkien's "Book of lost tales."
Responsibility: Jane Chance.

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" J.R.R. Tolkien's zeal for medieval literary, religious, and cultural ideas deeply influenced his entire life and provided the seeds for his own fiction. In Tolkien's Art , Chance discusses not only such classics as The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings , and The Silmarillion , but focuses on his minor works as well, outlining in detail the sources and influences-from pagan epic to Christian legend-that formed the foundation of Tolkien's masterpieces, his "mythology for England."

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