The Road to Middle-earth (häftad)
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Revised Enlarged Third edition
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Gz Tolkien, J. R. R,Lz Tolkien, J. R.R.

The Road to Middle-earth

How J. R. R. Tolkien Created a New Mythology

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Häftad,  Engelska, 1992-11-01
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A detailed and fascinating journey to the roots of The Lord of the Rings, by award-winning Tolkien expert Professor Tom Shippey. The Road to Middle-Earth is a fascinating and accessible exploration of J.R.R.Tolkiens creativity and the sources of his inspiration. Tom Shippey shows in detail how Tolkiens professional background led him to write The Hobbit and how he created a work of timeless charm for millions of readers. He discusses the contribution of The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales to Tolkiens great myth-cycle, showing how Tolkiens more complex works can be read enjoyably and seriously by readers of his earlier books, and goes on to examine the remarkable 12-volume History of Middle-earth by Tolkiens son and literary heir Christopher Tolkien, which traces the creative and technical processes through which Middle-earth evolved. The core of the book, however, concentrates on The Lord of the Rings as a linguistic and cultural map, as a twisted web of a story, and as a response to the inner meaning of myth and poetry. By following the routes of Tolkiens own obsessions the poetry of languages and myth The Road to Middle-earth shows how Beowulf, The Lord of the Rings, Grimms Fairy Tales, the Elder Edda and many other works form part of a live and continuing tradition of literature. It takes issue with many basic premises of orthodox criticism and offers a new approach to Tolkien, to fantasy, and to the importance of language in literature. This new edition is revised and expanded, and includes a previously unpublished lengthy analysis of Peter Jacksons film adaptations and their effect on Tolkiens work.
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    Fjölsvidr, 29 juni 2010

    Det finns många hyllmetrar med forskning om Tolkien och hans författarskap, många av dem är akademiska och välskrivna. Det finns dock en bok som på många sätt höjer sig över majoriteten av dessa verk, och det är just Tom Shippey's "Road to Middle Earth". Professor Shippey har i sin akademiska karriär följt i snarlika fotspår som Tolkien och behärskar fornengelsk litteratur och filologi, vilket naturligtvis är av stor vikt om man ska försöka fånga bakgrunden till Tolkiens texter om Middle-Eart... Läs hela recensionen

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Shippeys exploration of Tolkiens themes, especially the nature of evil, is superb Independent Shippeys research seems limitless. He writes with unusual clarity and presents his arguments well Sunday Times Shippey deepens your understanding of the work without making you forget your initial, purely instinctive response to Middle-earth and hobbits Houston Chronicle

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Professor Tom Shippey taught at Oxford, overlapping chronologically with Professor Tolkien and teaching the same syllabus, giving him an intimate familiarity with the poems and the languages which formed the main stimulus to Tolkiens imagination. He subsequently held the same Chair of English Language and Medieval Literature at Leeds University which Tolkien held early in his career, and currently holds the Walter J. Ong Chair of Humanities at Saint Louis University, USA.