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J.R.R. Tolkien and his literary resonances : views of Middle-earth

Author: George Clark; Daniel Timmons
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2000.
Series: Contributions to the study of science fiction and fantasy, no. 89.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tolkien's writings have links and resonances with the whole English literature from Old Norse traditions to contemporary literary thought. This book seeks to correct an imbalance in Tolkien  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
J.R.R. Tolkien and his literary resonances.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2000
(OCoLC)606464365
Online version:
J.R.R. Tolkien and his literary resonances.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2000
(OCoLC)608511339
Named Person: J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien; John Ronald Reuel Tolkien; John R R Tolkien
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Clark; Daniel Timmons
ISBN: 0313308454 9780313308451
OCLC Number: 42736437
Description: viii, 213 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Tolkien the bard: his tale grew in the telling / C.W. Sullivan III --
The dragon-lore of Middle-earth: Tolkien and Old English and Old Norse tradition / Jonathan Evans --
J.R.R. Tolkien and the true hero / George Clark --
Tolkien's versecraft in The hobbit and The lord of the rings / Geoffrey Russom --
The monsters are talismans and transgressions: Tolkien and Sir Gawain and the green knight / Roger C. Schlobin --
The sins of Middle-earth: Tolkien's use of medieval allegory / Charles W. Nelson --
Is Tolkien a Renaissance man? Sir Philip Sidney's Defense of poesy and J.R.R. Tolkien's "On fairy-stories" / Tanya Caroline Wood --
Weaving nets of gloom: "darkness profound" in Tolkien and Milton / Debbie Sly --
Gagool and Gollum: exemplars of degeneration in King Solomon's mines and The hobbit / William N. Rogers II and Michael R. Underwood --
"Joy beyond the walls of the world": the secondary world-making of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis / David Sandner --
Taking the part of trees: eco-conflict in Middle-earth / Verlyn Flieger --
Women fantasists: in the shadow of the Ring / Faye Ringel --
Loss eternal in J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth / W.A. Senior --
Orcs, wraiths, wights: Tolkien's images of evil / Tom Shippey.
Series Title: Contributions to the study of science fiction and fantasy, no. 89.
Responsibility: edited by George Clark and Daniel Timmons.

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