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The lord of the rings : the mythology of power

Author: Jane Chance
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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"An epic in league with those of Spenser and Malory, J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings trilogy, begun during Hitler's rise to power, celebrates the insignificant individual as hero in the modern world. Jane Chance's critical appraisal of Tolkien's heroic masterwork is the first to explore its "mythology of power"--That is, how power, politics, and language interact. Chance looks beyond the fantastic,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
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Named Person: J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien; John R R Tolkien
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Chance
ISBN: 0813190177 9780813190174
OCLC Number: 46936088
Description: xvii, 162 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Chronology : J.R.R. Tolkien's life and works --
Introduction : a voice for the dispossessed --
"Queer" hobbits : the problem of difference in the Shire --
The political hobbit : The fellowship of the ring --
Knowledge, language, and power : The two towers --
Power and the community : The return of the king --
Conclusion : heroic narrative and the power of structure.
Responsibility: Jane Chance.

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Chance looks beyond the fantastic, self-contained world of Middle-earth to the twentieth-century parallels presented in the trilogy.  Read more...

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"Both provocative and stimulating... provides a rewarding exploration of that web of relationships which defines Middle-earth." -- Robert A. Collins, Florida Atlantic University "An interesting Read more...

 
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