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A companion to J. R. R. Tolkien / edited by Stuart D. Lee.

Contributor(s): Lee, Stuart D [editor of compilation.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Blackwell companions to literature and culture: 89.Publisher: Malden, MA : John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2014Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781118517475 (Adobe PDF); 1118517474 (Adobe PDF); 9781118517482 (ePub); 1118517482 (ePub); 9781118517468; 1118517466; 0470659823; 9780470659823.Subject(s): Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973 -- Criticism and interpretation | Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973 | Fantasy fiction, English -- History and criticism | Tolkien, J.R.R. -- (John Ronald Reuel), -- 1892-1973 -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Tolkien, J.R.R. -- (John Ronald Reuel), -- 1892-1973 -- Information resources | Tolkien, John R.R., -- 1892-1973 | LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh | Fantasy fiction, EnglishGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Criticism, interpretation, etc. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Companion to J.R.R. Tolkien.DDC classification: 823/.91209 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
Contents:
Life. A Brief Biography / John Garth -- The Academic. Academic Writings / Thomas Honegger -- Tolkien as Editor / Tom Shippey -- Manuscripts: Use, and Using / Stuart D Lee -- The Legendarium. Myth-making and Sub-creation / Carl Phelpstead -- Middle-earth Mythology: An Overview / Leslie A Donovan -- : Tolkien's Theory of Myth, Text, and Culture / Gergely Nagy -- : A Turning Point / John D Rateliff -- / John R Holmes -- and the History of Middle-earth: A Lifetime of Imagination / Elizabeth A Whittingham -- "The Lost Road" and "The Notion Club Papers": Myth, History, and Time-travel / Verlyn Flieger -- Poetry / Corey Olsen -- "Minor" Works / Maria Artamonova -- Invented Languages and Writing Systems / Arden R Smith -- Context. Old English / Mark Atherton -- Middle English / Elizabeth Solopova -- Old Norse / Tom Birkett -- Finnish: The Land and Language of Heroes / Leena Kahlas-Tarkka -- Celtic: "Celtic Things" and "Things Celtic" : Identity, Language, and Mythology / J S Lyman-Thomas -- The English Literary Tradition: Shakespeare to the Gothic / Nick Groom -- Earlier Fantasy Fiction: Morris, Dunsany, and Lindsay / Rachel Falconer -- The Inklings and Others: Tolkien and His Contemporaries / David Bratman -- Later Fantasy Fiction: Tolkien's Legacy / Dimitra Fimi -- Modernity: Tolkien and His Contemporaries / Anna Vaninskaya -- Critical Approaches. The Critical Response to Tolkien's Fiction / Patrick Curry -- Style and Intertextual Echoes / Allan Turner -- The Hero's Journey / Anna Caughey -- Evil / Christopher Garbowski -- Nature / Liam Campbell -- Religion: An Implicit Catholicism / Pat Pinsent -- War / Janet Brennan Croft -- Women / Adam Roberts -- Art / Christopher Tuthill -- Music / Bradford Lee Eden -- Film Adaptations: Theatrical and Television Versions / Kristin Thompson -- Games and Gaming: Quantasy / Péter Kristóf Makai.
Summary: This is a complete resource for scholars and students of Tolkien, as well as avid fans, with coverage of his life, work, dominant themes, influences, and the critical reaction to his writing. An in-depth examination of Tolkien's entire work by a cadre of top scholarsProvides up-to-date discussion and analysis of Tolkien's scholarly and literary works, including his latest posthumous book, The Fall of Arthur, as well as addressing contemporary adaptations, including the new Hobbit filmsInvestigates various themes across his body of work, such as mythmaking.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Life. A Brief Biography / John Garth -- The Academic. Academic Writings / Thomas Honegger -- Tolkien as Editor / Tom Shippey -- Manuscripts: Use, and Using / Stuart D Lee -- The Legendarium. Myth-making and Sub-creation / Carl Phelpstead -- Middle-earth Mythology: An Overview / Leslie A Donovan -- : Tolkien's Theory of Myth, Text, and Culture / Gergely Nagy -- : A Turning Point / John D Rateliff -- / John R Holmes -- and the History of Middle-earth: A Lifetime of Imagination / Elizabeth A Whittingham -- "The Lost Road" and "The Notion Club Papers": Myth, History, and Time-travel / Verlyn Flieger -- Poetry / Corey Olsen -- "Minor" Works / Maria Artamonova -- Invented Languages and Writing Systems / Arden R Smith -- Context. Old English / Mark Atherton -- Middle English / Elizabeth Solopova -- Old Norse / Tom Birkett -- Finnish: The Land and Language of Heroes / Leena Kahlas-Tarkka -- Celtic: "Celtic Things" and "Things Celtic" : Identity, Language, and Mythology / J S Lyman-Thomas -- The English Literary Tradition: Shakespeare to the Gothic / Nick Groom -- Earlier Fantasy Fiction: Morris, Dunsany, and Lindsay / Rachel Falconer -- The Inklings and Others: Tolkien and His Contemporaries / David Bratman -- Later Fantasy Fiction: Tolkien's Legacy / Dimitra Fimi -- Modernity: Tolkien and His Contemporaries / Anna Vaninskaya -- Critical Approaches. The Critical Response to Tolkien's Fiction / Patrick Curry -- Style and Intertextual Echoes / Allan Turner -- The Hero's Journey / Anna Caughey -- Evil / Christopher Garbowski -- Nature / Liam Campbell -- Religion: An Implicit Catholicism / Pat Pinsent -- War / Janet Brennan Croft -- Women / Adam Roberts -- Art / Christopher Tuthill -- Music / Bradford Lee Eden -- Film Adaptations: Theatrical and Television Versions / Kristin Thompson -- Games and Gaming: Quantasy / Péter Kristóf Makai.

This is a complete resource for scholars and students of Tolkien, as well as avid fans, with coverage of his life, work, dominant themes, influences, and the critical reaction to his writing. An in-depth examination of Tolkien's entire work by a cadre of top scholarsProvides up-to-date discussion and analysis of Tolkien's scholarly and literary works, including his latest posthumous book, The Fall of Arthur, as well as addressing contemporary adaptations, including the new Hobbit filmsInvestigates various themes across his body of work, such as mythmaking.

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