Understanding the Lord of the Rings: The Best of Tolkien Criticism

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Neil D. Isaacs, Rose A. Zimbardo
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 14 апр. 2005 г. - Всего страниц: 294
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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.
 

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There has been a near avalanche of criticism on The Lord of the Rings over the years and even more since the release of Peter Jackson's popular film trilogy. This volume gathers together what the ... Читать весь отзыв

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On the Pleasures of Reading and Writing Tolkien Criticism
1
The Dethronement of Power
11
JRR Tolkien
16
The Quest Hero
31
Power and Meaning in The Lord of the Rings
52
Moral Vision in The Lord of the Rings
68
Men Halflings and Hero Worship
76
Tolkien and the Fairy Story
93
An Imaginary World?
146
Archetype and Word
163
Myth History and Time in The Lord of the Rings
183
Tolkiens Epic
195
Jacksons Movie Trilogy
233
Acknowledgments and Permissions
257
Notes
259
Index
275

Folktale Fairy Tale and the Creation of a Story
106
The Concept of the Hero
122

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Neil D. Isaacs, Professor Emeritus of English language and literature at the University of Maryland, lives in Colesville, Maryland.

Rose A. Zimbardo, Distringuished Teaching Professor Emeritus of English at Stony Brook University, has been a noted Restoration scholar for more than forty years. She lives in San Francisco.

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