J.R.R. Tolkien: A Beginner's Guide

J.R.R. Tolkien: A Beginner's Guide by Andrew Blake
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ISBN
9780340857977
Date Released
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Paperback
 
Dimensions
129 x 195mm
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This is a very readable introduction to JRR Tolkien's work and illustrates why he is the most popular of twentieth-century writers.

Examining the novels and other writings, Andrew Blake shows how Tolkien's mastery of language, his establishing of a fully-fledged alternative mythology, and his brave way of looking at difficult questions, have helped to inaugurate a new way of writing which re-established "fantasy" as a late twentieth-century genre. Tolkien can help us all understand the contemporary world.

This book focuses on:
- Tolkien's life and influences
- The novels, shorter stories, and other writings
- Tolkien's recurring use of sources from history, literature and mythology
- The critical responses to Tolkien's work
- Tolkien's influence on younger writers, and on our popular culture

The facts . . . the concepts . . . the ideas . . .
ISBN:
9780340857977
Publication Date:
06 / 01 / 2003
Dimensions:
129 x 195mm

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