Tolkien and the Invention of Myth: A Reader


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Tolkien , Inklings , C. Genres Fantasy. Publication Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, c Description At what stage in J.

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User reviews LibraryThing member Foxen. This is a really good anthology of scholarly essays about Tolkien edited by one of my college professors. I've been meaning to read it ever since I took her class on mythology, several years ago now, and I'm really glad I finally got around to it. All of the essays are great, and they generally focus on identifying and exploring particular influences to Tolkien's work, which range through just about every ancient European language and culture you can think of.

It's really interesting to see how thoroughly "rooted" all of Tolkien's ideas are, and it gives you an impressive sense of the scope of any truly mythic creation. This is a must-read if you're interested in scholarly Tolkien research and it's quite accessible even if you're only casually interested. A very informative look at the immense background of the immense background Tolkien created for his stories.

Subjects Fantasy literature, English History and criticism. Physical Description:. West -- J.

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Personal Subject:. Tolkien, J. John Ronald Reuel , Criticism and interpretation. John Ronald Reuel , Knowledge-Mythology. Subject Term:. Fantasy literature, English -- History and criticism.


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Added Author:. Chance, Jane, Staff View. Yavapai College Prescott Library. Insofar as the Free Peoples of Middle-earth follow a religion, Madsen suggests that they practice a form of "natural religion," a faith by which men can attain a knowledge of God, and moral standards for themselves through the exercise of reason and close contemplation of their world without the aid of divine revelation. As characters contemplate the landscape and inhabitants of Middle-earth in these special "moments of attention" they gain spiritual strength and renewed hope and, she argues, perform what Tolkien describes as the activity of "Recovery" in his essay "On Fairy-stories.

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