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Literature, Poetry & Criticism



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Literary Criticism


Contributions to the Study of Science Fiction & Fantasy

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Offers an insight into Tolkien's process of myth-making. The essays explore a wide range of topics related to The History of Middle-Earth , including discussions of Tolkien's languages, the evolution of his vision over time, and the shifting importance of central characters.

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Date of Publication30/01/2000
GenreLiterary Criticism
Series TitleContributions to the Study of Science Fiction & Fantasy
Series Part/Volume NumberNo.86

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Place of PublicationWestport
Country of PublicationUnited States
ImprintGreenwood Press
Content Notebibliography, index

Weight559 g
Width155 mm
Height235 mm
Spine26 mm

Edited byCarl F. Hostetter, Verlyn Flieger

Table Of ContentsPart 1 The History: Early Days of Elder Days, Rayner Unwin; The Development of Tolkien's Legendarium - Some Threads in the Tapestry of Middle-Earth, Christina Scull; A Continuing and Evolving Creation - Distractions in the Later History of Middle-Earth, Wayne G. Hammond; On the Construction of The Silmarillion , Charles E. Noad; The Literary Value of The History of Middle-Earth , David Bratman. Part 2 The Languages: Gnomish is Sindarin - the Conceptual Evolution of an Elvish Language, Christopher Gilson; Certhas, Skirditalia, Fupark - a Feigned History of Runic Origins, Arden R. Smith; Three Elvish Verse Modes Ann-thennath, Minlamad Thent/Estent and Linnod, Patrick Wynne and Carl F. Hostetter. Part 3 The Cauldron and the Cook: Tolkien's Lyric Poetry, Joe R. Christopher; Some of Tolkien's Narrators, Paul Edmund Thomas; The Footsteps of AElfwine, Verlyn Flieger; The Lost Road, the Dark Tower and the Notion Club Papers - Tolkien and Lewis's Time Travel Triad, John D. Ratefill; Gandalf and Odin, Marjorie Burns; Turin's Ofermod - an Old English Theme in the Development of Turin, Richard C. West; Appendix - Christopher Tolkien - a Bibliography, Douglas A. Anderson.

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Title: Tolkien's Legendarium: Essays on the History of Middle-Earth
Author: Flieger, Verlyn (Editor)/ Hostetter, Carl F. (Editor)

Publisher:Greenwood Pub Group
Publication Date:Jan-01-2000
Edition:first edition
Dimensions:6.25 (W) x 9.75 (H) x 1.00 (D)
Subject:Fiction / Fantasy / General

Description: The 14 essays consider and draw from the 12-volume History of Middle-earth published between 1983 and 1996, in which Christopher Tolkien has collected fragments and unpublished work relating to his father J.R.R. Tolkien's classic fantasy series The Lord of the Rings . Among the topics are the construction of The Silmarillion, the conceptual evolution of an Elvish language, some of Tolkien's narrators, the footsteps of Aelfwine, and Gandalf and Odin. A bibliography of Christopher Tolkien is also provided. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR () -- Book News

Sheds new light on J.R.R. Tolkien's fictive mythology and gives scholars and lay readers an increased understanding of the scope and philosophical background of his major works. -- Greenwood Pub Group

When J.R.R. Tolkien died in 1973, he left behind a vast body of unpublished material related to the imaginary world of his fiction. Now arranged edited and published as The History of Middle-earth by his son and literary executor, Christopher Tolkien, these 12 volumes offer an unparalleled insight into the growth of Tolkien's mythology over five decades. This book is the first comprehensive critical examination of The History of Middle-earth. An opening easy by Rayner Unwin, Tolkien's publisher for many years, discusses the publication history of the material, while essays by expert contributors examine a broad range of topics related to the work. -- Greenwood Pub Group

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