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J.R.R. Tolkien and His Literary Resonances: Views of Middle-earth (Hardback)
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J.R.R. Tolkien and His Literary Resonances: Views of Middle-earth (Hardback)

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Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 30/09/2000
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Although Tolkien's literary works have, over the past few decades, attracted a considerable and varied body of criticism, much of this material is inaccessible, unreflective, and repetitive. Most criticism has concentrated on his sources and biographical influences, but such studies generally do not look beyond his interest in medieval literature. Nonetheless, Tolkien's writings have links and resonances with the whole of English literature from Old Norse traditions to contemporary literary thought. This book corrects a striking imbalance in Tolkien scholarship by placing his works within a larger literary context.

The volume ranges over the entire history of English literature, including oral narrative tradition, Anglo-Saxon poetry, medieval romance, Renaissance poetics, 19th-century adventure stories, modern art, and contemporary fantasy. Each chapter is written by an expert contributor who demonstrates Tolkien's relation to an earlier literary movement and examines the literary resonances of his works from a variety of informed perspectives. By grounding Tolkien's writings within the larger canon of literature, the book argues that his works actually fall within the mainstream literary tradition.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313308451
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 474 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
.,."this collection is a thoughtful and rich resource...for scholars interested in the literary history with which Tolkien drew and to which he contributed, these essays provide an intriguing range of insights that should enrich the Tolkien collections of larger academic libraries."-SFRA Review
?...this collection is a thoughtful and rich resource...for scholars interested in the literary history with which Tolkien drew and to which he contributed, these essays provide an intriguing range of insights that should enrich the Tolkien collections of larger academic libraries.?-SFRA Review
?Recommended for public academic libraries....All levels.?-Choice
?What all these essays have in common is their demonstration of the rich applicability of Tolkien's work....all the contributions are well-put and worthwhile, a bouquet of demonstrations of the depth, subtlety, and resonance of Tolkien's fiction.?-Mythprint
?This [is a] handsome volume.?-Seven: An Anglo-American Literary Review
?This [is a] handsome volume.??Seven: An Anglo-American Literary Review
"This Yis a handsome volume."-Seven: An Anglo-American Literary Review
"Recommended for public academic libraries....All levels."-Choice
"This [is a] handsome volume."-Seven: An Anglo-American Literary Review
"What all these essays have in common is their demonstration of the rich applicability of Tolkien's work....all the contributions are well-put and worthwhile, a bouquet of demonstrations of the depth, subtlety, and resonance of Tolkien's fiction."-Mythprint
..."this collection is a thoughtful and rich resource...for scholars interested in the literary history with which Tolkien drew and to which he contributed, these essays provide an intriguing range of insights that should enrich the Tolkien collections of larger academic libraries."-SFRA Review

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