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Of sorcerers and men : Tolkien and the roots of modern fantasy literature : [a university-level course]

Author: Michael D C Drout; Barnes & Noble Audio.
Publisher: [United States] : Barnes & Noble Audio, 2006.
Series: Portable professor., Arts & Literature.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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"Professor Michael D.C. Drout leads a fascinating tour of the masterworks that defined the genre [of fantasy literature] paying particular attention to the books of Tolkien, the godfather of fantasy literature as we know it today. Drout's deft assessment provides deeper insights into these beloved creations, and helps readers gain a better understanding of what makes fantasy literature so very appealing"--Container.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Fiction
Named Person: J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien; Terry Brooks; Stephen R Donaldson; Ursula K Le Guin; Robert Holdstock; Arthur, King; Arthur, King.; Terry Brooks; Stephen R Donaldson; Robert Holdstock; Ursula K Le Guin; J R R Tolkien
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Michael D C Drout; Barnes & Noble Audio.
ISBN: 0760785236 9780760785232
OCLC Number: 82365783
Notes: "Lecture content c2005 by Michael D.C. Drout. p2006 by Recorded Books, LLC.This edition 2006 by Barnes & Noble Publishing"--Sound disc surface.
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Description: 8 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guide (72 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 23 cm.)
Details: Compact discs.
Contents: disc one. Lectures 1-2: 1. What is fantasy literature? : genre, canon, history. 2. Origins of modern fantasy --
disc two. Lectures 3-4: 3. Tolkien : life and languages. 4. Tolkien : The hobbit --
disc three. Lectures 5-6: 5. Tolkien : The fellowship of the ring. 6. Tolkien : The two towers --
disc four. Lectures 7-8: 7. Tolkien : The return of the king. 8. Tolkien : The silmarillion. Unfinished tales, and other posthumously published work --
disc five. Lectures 9-10: 9. Tolkien : criticism and theory. 10. Imitations and reactions : Brooks and Donaldson --
disc 6. Lectures 11-12: 11. Worthy inheritors : Le Guin and Holdstock. 12. Children's fantasy --
disc. 7. 13-14: 13. Arthurian fantasy. 14. Magical realism and Conclusions --
disc eight. Bonus disc : series sampler : sample lectures [listed on disc] from other Portable professor courses.
Series Title: Portable professor., Arts & Literature.
Other Titles: Tolkien and the roots of modern fantasy literature
Responsibility: taught by Michael D.C. Drout.

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"Professor Michael D.C. Drout leads a fascinating tour of the masterworks that defined the genre [of fantasy literature] paying particular attention to the books of Tolkien, the godfather of fantasy literature as we know it today. Drout's deft assessment provides deeper insights into these beloved creations, and helps readers gain a better understanding of what makes fantasy literature so very appealing"--Container.

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