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Tolkien and the invention of myth : a reader

Author: Jane Chance
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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[In this book, the] essays illuminate the crucial episodes, characters, style, language, and concpets central to Tolkien's complex world.-Dust jacket.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Chance
OCLC Number: 61353574
Notes: Originally published: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2004.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Tolkien and the rediscovery of myth / Michaela Baltasar --
Light from an invisible lamp : natural religion in the Lord of the Rings / Catherine Madsen --
Creating and re-creating worlds with words : the religion and the magic of language in the Lord of the Rings / Mary E. Zimmer --
Tolkien as philologist / David Lyle Jeffrey --
Saving the myths : the re-creation of mythology in Plato and Tolkien / Gergely Nagy --
Myth, late Roman history, and multiculturalism in Tolkien's Middle-Earth / Sandra Ballif Straubhaar --
From catastrophe to eucatastrophe : J.R.R. Tolkien's transformation of Ovid's Mythic Pyramus and Thisbe into Beren and Lúthien / Jen Stevens --
Providence, fate, and chance : Boethian philosophy in the Lord of the Rings / Kathleen E. Dubs --
Tolkien and the appeal of the pagan : Edda and Kalevala / Tom Shippey --
Norse and Christian gods : the integrative theology of J.R.R. Tolkien / Marjorie J. Burns --
The twilight of the elves : Ragnarök and the end of the Third Age / Andy Dimond --
Gathered round northern fires : the imaginative impact of the Kolbítar / Andrew Lazo --
A mythology for Anglo-Saxon England / Michael D.C. Drout --
Oaths and oathbreaking : analogues of Old English Comitatus in Tolkien's myth / John R. Holmes --
On the borders of old stories : enacting the past in Beowulf and the Lord of the Rings / Alexandra Bolintineanu --
A mythology for Finland : Elias Lönrott and J.R.R. Tolkien as mythmakers / Verlyn Flieger --
Setting the rocket off in story : the Kalevala as the germ of Tolkien's legendarium / Richard C. West --
J.R.R. Tolkien and the Kalevala : some thoughts on the Finnish origins of Tom Bombadil and Treebeard / David Elton Gay.
Responsibility: edited by Jane Chance.

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[In this book, the] essays illuminate the crucial episodes, characters, style, language, and concpets central to Tolkien's complex world.-Dust jacket.

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