Tolkien Man and Myth

ISBN-10: 0898708257
ISBN-13: 9780898708257
Edition: 1998
Authors: Joseph Pearce
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Description: J.R.R. Tolkien'sThe Lord of the Ringstook first place in a nationwide British poll to find the greatest book of the century He may be the most popular writer of our age, but Tolkien is often misunderstood. This major new study of his life, his  More...

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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 257
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

J.R.R. Tolkien'sThe Lord of the Ringstook first place in a nationwide British poll to find the greatest book of the century He may be the most popular writer of our age, but Tolkien is often misunderstood. This major new study of his life, his character and his work reveals the facts and confronts the myths. It explores the background to the man and the culture in which he wrote. Tolkien: Man and Mythobserves the relationships that the master writer had with his closest literary colleagues. It reveals his unique relationship with C.S. Lewis, the writer of the Narnia books, and the roots of their estrangement. In this original book about a leading literary life, Joseph Pearce enters the world created by Tolkien in the seven books published during his lifetime. He explores the significance of Middle Earth and what it represented in Tolkien's thinking. Myth, to him, was not a leap from reality but a leap into reality."

Acknowledgements
Preface
A Misunderstood Man: Tolkien and the Modern Worldp. 1
Cradle Convert to the Grave: The Child behind the Mythp. 11
Father Francis to Father Christmas: The Father behind the Mythp. 26
True Myth: Tolkien and the Conversion of C.S. Lewisp. 45
A Ring of Fellowship: Tolkien, Lewis and the Inklingsp. 61
The Creation of Middle Earth: The Myth behind the Manp. 83
Orthodoxy in Middle Earth: The Truth behind the Mythp. 100
The Well and the Shallows: Tolkien and the Criticsp. 126
Tolkien as Hobbit: The Englishman behind the Mythp. 153
Approaching Mount Doom: Tolkien's Final Yearsp. 182
Epilogue: Above all Shadows Rides the Sunp. 209
Notesp. 213
Bibliographyp. 230
Indexp. 233
Index of Characters and Places in Tolkien's Middle Earthp. 241
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

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