The Road to Middle-earth

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The Road to Middle-earth

The Road to Middle-earth

  • Author: T. A. Shippey,Tom Shippey
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780618257607
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 398
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Explores the sources of the inspiration, magic, and enchantment of Tolkien's Middle-earth books.

The Road to Middle-Earth

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The Road to Middle-Earth

The Road to Middle-Earth

How J. R. R. Tolkien Created a New Mythology

  • Author: Tom Shippey
  • Publisher: HMH
  • ISBN: 0547524412
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 416
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“Uniquely qualified to explicate Tolkien’s worldview,” this journey into the roots of the Lord of the Rings is a classic in its own right (Salon.com). From beloved epic fantasy classic to record-breaking cinematic success, J.R.R. Tolkien's story of four brave hobbits has enraptured the hearts and minds of generations. Now, readers can go deeper into this enchanting lore with a revised edition of Tom Shippey's classic exploration of Middle-earth. From meditations on Tolkien's inspiration to analyses of the influences of his professional background, The Road to Middle-earth takes a closer look at the novels that made Tolkien a legend. Shippey also illuminates Tolkien's more difficult works set in the same world, including The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales, and the myth cycle, and examines the remarkable twelve-volume History of Middle-earth, written by J.R.R.'s son Christopher Tolkien. At once a celebration of a beloved classic and a revealing literary study, The Road to Middle-earth is required reading for fantasy fans and English literature scholars alike.

The Road to Middle-Earth

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The Road to Middle-Earth

The Road to Middle-Earth

  • Author: T. A. Shippey
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 252
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The author draws on his own knowledge of Anglo-Saxon and on his friendship with J.R.R. Tolkien to show that the key to the inspiration, magic, and enchantment of Tolkien's Middle-earth books is language itself

Defending Middle-earth

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Defending Middle-earth

Defending Middle-earth

Tolkien, Myth and Modernity

  • Author: Patrick Curry
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780618478859
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 198
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A timely critical analysis of J. R. R. Tolkien's masterful trilogy, The Lord of the Rings, addresses the social and political structure of Middle-earth, its nature and ecology, and the spirituality and ethics of Tolkien's world. Reprint.

Middle-earth and the Return of the Common Good

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Middle-earth and the Return of the Common Good

Middle-earth and the Return of the Common Good

J. R. R. Tolkien and Political Philosophy

  • Author: Joshua Hren
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1532650396
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 212
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Political philosophy is nothing other than looking at things political under the aspect of eternity. This book invites us to look philosophically at political things in J.R.R. Tolkien's legendarium, demonstrating that Tolkien's potent mythology can be brought into rich, fruitful dialogue with works of political philosophy and political theology as different as Plato's Timaeus, Aquinas' De Regno, Hobbes's Leviathan, and Erik Peterson's "Monotheism as a Political Problem." It concludes that a political reading of Tolkien's work is most luminous when conducted by the harmonious lights of fides et ratio as found in the thought of Thomas Aquinas. A broad study of Tolkien and the political is especially pertinent in that the legendarium operates on two levels. As a popular mythology it is, in the author's own words "a really long story that would hold the attention of readers, amuse them, delight them, and at times maybe excite them or deeply move them." But the stories of The Silmarillion and The Lord of the Rings contain deeper teachings that can only be drawn out when read philosophically. Written from the vantage of a mind that is deeply Christian, Tolkien's stories grant us a revelatory gaze into the major political problems of modernity--from individualism to totalitarianism, sovereignty to surveillance, terror to technocracy. As an "outsider" in modernity, Tolkien invites us to question the modern in a manner that moves beyond reaction into a vivid and compelling vision of the common good.

Understanding the Lord of the Rings

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Understanding the Lord of the Rings

Understanding the Lord of the Rings

The Best of Tolkien Criticism

  • Author: Neil D. Isaacs,Rose A. Zimbardo
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780618422531
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 294
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Selected essays on Tolkien's trilogy include W. H. Auden's essay on the hero's quest, C. S. Lewis's piece on the value of myth, Marion Zimmer Bradley's article on hero worship, Tim Shippey's piece on the film trilogy, and much more. Original.

Middle-earth Minstrel

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Middle-earth Minstrel

Middle-earth Minstrel

Essays on Music in Tolkien

  • Author: Bradford Lee Eden
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786456604
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 215
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The twentieth century witnessed a dramatic rise in fantasy writing and few works became as popular or have endured as long as the novels of J.R.R. Tolkien. Surprisingly, little critical attention has been paid to the presence of music in his novels. This collection of essays explores the multitude of musical-literary allusions and themes intertwined throughout Tolkien’s body of work. Of particular interest is Tolkien’s scholarly work with medieval music and its presentation and performance practice, as well as the musical influences of his Victorian and Edwardian background. Discographies of Tolkien-influenced music of the 20th and 21st centuries are included.

J.R.R. Tolkien

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J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien

Author of the Century

  • Author: Tom Shippey
  • Publisher: HMH
  • ISBN: 0547524439
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 384
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The definitive Tolkien companion—an indispensable guide to The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and more, from the author of The Road to Middle-earth. This “highly erudite celebration and exploration of Tolkien’s works [is] enormous fun,” declared the Houston Chronicle, and Tom Shippey, a prominent medievalist and scholar of fantasy, “deepens your understanding” without “making you forget your initial, purely instinctive response to Middle-earth and hobbits.” In a clear and accessible style, Shippey offers a new approach to Tolkien, to fantasy, and to the importance of language in literature. He breaks down The Lord of the Rings as a linguistic feast for the senses and as a response to the human instinct for myth. Elsewhere, he examines The Hobbit’s counterintuitive relationship to the heroic world of Middle-earth; demonstrates the significance of The Silmarillion to Tolkien’s canon; and takes an illuminating look at lesser-known works in connection with Tolkien’s life. Furthermore, he ties all these strands together in a continuing tradition that traces its roots back through Grimms’ Fairy Tales to Beowulf. “Shippey’s commentary is the best so far in elucidating Tolkien’s lovely myth,” wrote Harper’s Magazine. J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century is “a triumph” (Chicago Sun-Times) that not only gives readers a deeper understanding of Tolkien and his work, but also serves as an entertaining introduction to some of the most influential novels ever written.

The History of Middle-Earth Part One

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The History of Middle-Earth Part One

The History of Middle-Earth Part One

  • Author: Christopher Tolkien,J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Publisher: History of Middle-Earth
  • ISBN: 9780358381716
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 1920
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This new hardcover edition brings together the first five volumes of The History of Middle-earth--The Book of Lost Tales, Parts 1 and 2, The Lays of Beleriand, The Shaping of Middle-earth, and The Lost Road--into one volume. J.R.R. Tolkien is famous the world over for his unique literary creation, exemplified in The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. What is less well known, however, is that he also produced a vast amount of further material that greatly expands upon the mythology and numerous stories of Middle-earth, and which gives added life to the thousand-year war between the Elves and the evil spirit Morgoth, and his terrifying lieutenant, Sauron. It was to this enormous task of literary construction that Tolkien's youngest son and literary heir, Christopher, applied himself to produce the monumental and endlessly fascinating series of twelve volumes, The History of Middle-earth.