Understanding the Lord of the Rings The Best of Tolkien Criticism

ISBN-10: 0618422536
ISBN-13: 9780618422531
Edition: 2004
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Description: Understanding The Lord of the Rings: The Best of Tolkien Criticism is the definitive collection of essays on Tolkien's masterpiece. The essays span fifty years of critical reaction, from the first publication of The Fellowship of the Ring through  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 5/12/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Understanding The Lord of the Rings: The Best of Tolkien Criticism is the definitive collection of essays on Tolkien's masterpiece. The essays span fifty years of critical reaction, from the first publication of The Fellowship of the Ring through the release of Peter Jackson's film trilogy, which inspired a new generation of readers to discover the classic work and prior generations to rediscover its power and beauty.Fans and scholars alike will appreciate these important, insightful, and timely pieces. Fourteen of the fifteen have been previously published but are gathered here for the first time. The final essay in the volume, "The Road Back to Middle-earth" by Tom Shippey, was commissioned especially for this collection. Shippey examines how Peter Jackson translated the text into film drama, shaping the story to fit the understanding of a modern audience without compromising its deep philosophical core.

Introduction: On the Pleasures of (Reading and Writing) Tolkien Criticism
The Dethronement of Power
The Lord of the Hobbits: J.R.R. Tolkien
The Quest Hero
Power and Meaning in The Lord of the Rings
Moral Vision in The Lord of the Rings
Men, Halflings, and Hero Worship
Tolkien and the Fairy Story
Folktale, Fairy Tale, and the Creation of a Story
Frodo and Aragorn: The Concept of the Hero
Middle-earth: An Imaginary World?
Tolkien: Archetype and Word
Myth, History, and Time in The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings: Tolkien's Epic
Another Road to Middle-earth: Jackson's Movie Trilogy
Acknowledgments and Permissions
Notes
Index

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