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Defending Middle-earth : Tolkien, myth and modernity

Author: Patrick Curry
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Houghton Mifflin Books edView all editions and formats
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In a particularly insightful examination of the spirituality and ethics of Middle-earth in "The Lord of the Rings," Curry argues that Tolkien found a way to provide something close to Spirit in a secular age, and focuses on three main aspects of this monumental work of literature.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: J R R Tolkien; John Ronald Reuel (1892-1973) Tolkien; J R R Tolkien
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Curry
ISBN: 061847885X 9780618478859
OCLC Number: 56194982
Description: viii, 198 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction: radical nostalgia --
The shire: culture, society and politics --
Middle-earth: nature and ecology --
The sea: spirituality and ethics --
Fantasy, literature and the mythopoeic imagination --
Conclusion: hope without guarantees.
Responsibility: Patrick Curry.
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