Lord of the Rings: The Mythology of Power (Paperback)
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Lord of the Rings: The Mythology of Power (Paperback)

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Paperback 176 Pages / Published: 31/10/2001
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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 explores its ""mythology of power"" - that is, how power, politics and language interact. Chance looks beyond the fantastic, self-contained world of Middle-earth to the 20th-century parallels presented in the trilogy.

Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813190174
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 239 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 10 mm
Edition: Second Edition


MEDIA REVIEWS

"An interesting examination of themes like the value of language and the corrupting effects of a will to power." -- (Oshawa, Ont.) Artsforum


"Chance's companion volumes on Tolkien are brilliantly written and critically significant. Her understanding of his works is profound, and she convincingly confirms him as a major writer of the 20th century." -- Kritikon Litterarum


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


"The author has taken a complex and convoluted masterpiece and dissected it in a clear and concise style. Fans of Tolkien's classic will welcome it." -- School Library Journal


"Presents a strong case for Tolkien as a mainstream contemporary writer." -- Seven

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