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The Resource Defending Middle-earth : Tolkien, myth and modernity, Patrick Curry

Defending Middle-earth : Tolkien, myth and modernity, Patrick Curry

Label
Defending Middle-earth : Tolkien, myth and modernity
Title
Defending Middle-earth
Title remainder
Tolkien, myth and modernity
Statement of responsibility
Patrick Curry
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The work of J.R.R. Tolkien has sold nearly 100 million copies worldwide, and continues to enthral new generations of readers. Yet it has also been widely labelled as reactionary and escapist by hostile critics." "Patrick Curry's book shows just how mistaken they are. He reveals Tolkien's profound and subtle advocacy of community, ecology, and spiritual values against the destructive forces of runaway modernity. Tolkien's remedy, and the project implicit in his literary mythology, is a re-enchantment of the world. In helping us to realize that living nature, including humanity, is sacred, his writings draw on ancient magical mythology, but at the same time resonate closely with the ideas of contemporary radical ecology."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Curry, Patrick
Dewey number
823/.912
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6039.O32
LC item number
Z626 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civilization, Modern, in literature
  • Middle Earth (Imaginary place)
  • Myth in literature
  • Fantasy fiction, English
  • Tolkien, J. R. R.
Label
Defending Middle-earth : Tolkien, myth and modernity, Patrick Curry
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-198) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : radical nostalgia -- The Shire : culture, society and politics -- Middle-earth : nature and ecology -- The sea : spirituality and ethics -- Fantasy, literature and the mythopoeic imagination -- Conclusion : hope without guarantees
Control code
36877452
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
206 pages
Isbn
9780312176716
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
97019564
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Defending Middle-earth : Tolkien, myth and modernity, Patrick Curry
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-198) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : radical nostalgia -- The Shire : culture, society and politics -- Middle-earth : nature and ecology -- The sea : spirituality and ethics -- Fantasy, literature and the mythopoeic imagination -- Conclusion : hope without guarantees
Control code
36877452
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
206 pages
Isbn
9780312176716
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
97019564
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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