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Tolkien's legendarium : essays on The history of Middle-earth

Author: Verlyn Flieger; Carl F Hostetter
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2000.
Series: Contributions to the study of science fiction and fantasy, no. 86.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers an insight into Tolkien's process of myth-making. The essays explore a wide range of topics related to "The History of Middle-Earth", including discussions of Tolkien's languages, the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: J R R Tolkien; Christopher Tolkien; John R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Verlyn Flieger; Carl F Hostetter
ISBN: 0313305307 9780313305306
OCLC Number: 41315400
Description: xvi, 274 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Early days of elder days / Rayner Unwin --
The development of Tolkien's Legendarium : some threads in the tapestry of Middle-earth / Christina Scull --
A continuing and evolving creation" : distractions in the later history of Middle-earth / Wayne G. Hammond --
On the construction of "The Silmarillion" / Charles E. Noad --
The literary value of The history of Middle-earth / David Bratman --
Gnomish is sindarin : the conceptual evolution of an elvish language / Christopher Gilson --
Certhas, skirditaila, fuþark : a feigned history of runic origins / Arden R. Smith --
Three elvish verse modes : ann-thennath, minlamad thent estent, and linnod / Patrick Wynne, Carl F. Hostetter --
Tolkien's lyric poetry / Joe R. Christopher --
Some of Tolkien's narrators / Paul Edmund Thomas --
The footsteps of Ælfwine / Verlyn Flieger --
The Lost road, The dark tower, and The notion club papers : Tolkien and Lewis's time travel triad / John D. Rateliff --
Gandalf and Odin / Marjorie Burns --
Túrin's Ofermod : an Old English theme in the development of the story of Túrin / Richard C. West --
Christopher Tolkien : a bibliography / Douglas A. Anderson.
Series Title: Contributions to the study of science fiction and fantasy, no. 86.
Responsibility: edited by Verlyn Flieger and Carl F. Hostetter.

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