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The Resource Green suns and faërie : essays on Tolkien, Verlyn Flieger

Green suns and faërie : essays on Tolkien, Verlyn Flieger

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Green suns and faërie : essays on Tolkien
Title
Green suns and faërie
Title remainder
essays on Tolkien
Statement of responsibility
Verlyn Flieger
Title variation
Green suns and faërie
Title variation remainder
essays on J.R.R. Tolkien
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Language
eng
Summary
"With the release of Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy and forthcoming film version of The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien's popularity has never been higher. In Green Suns and Faërie, author Verlyn Flieger, one of world's foremost Tolkien scholars, presents a selection of her best articles -- some never before published -- on a range of Tolkien topics. The essays are divided into three distinct sections. The first explores Tolkien's ideas of sub-creation -- the making of a Secondary World and its relation to the real world, the second looks at Tolkien's reconfiguration of the medieval story tradition, and the third places his work firmly within the context of the twentieth century and 'modernist' literature. With discussions ranging from Tolkien's concepts of the hero to the much-misunderstood nature of Bilbo's last riddle in The Hobbit, Flieger reveals Tolkien as a man of both medieval learning and modern sensibility -- one who is deeply engaged with the past and future, the regrets and hopes, the triumphs and tragedies, and above all the profound difficulties and dilemmas of his troubled century. Taken in their entirety, these essays track a major scholar's deepening understanding of the work of the master of fantasy. Green Suns and Faërie is sure to become a cornerstone of Tolkien scholarship."--Publisher's description
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DLC
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1933-
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Flieger, Verlyn
Dewey number
823/.912
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6039.O32
LC item number
Z6447 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Tolkien, J. R. R.
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Green suns and faërie : essays on Tolkien, Verlyn Flieger
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-323) and index
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volume
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text
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txt
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Contents
Tolkien sub-creator. Fantasy and reality: J.R.R. Tolkien's world and the fairy-story essay ; The music and the task: fate and free will in Middle-earth ; Tolkien and the idea of the book ; Tolkien on Tolkien: "On fairy-stories," The hobbit, and The lord of the rings ; When is a fairy story a faërie story? Smith of Wootton Major ; The footsteps of Ælfwine ; The curious incident of the dream at the barrow: memory and reincarnation in Middle-earth ; Whose myth is it? -- Tolkien in tradition. Tolkien's Wild Men from medieval to modern ; Tolkien and the matter of Britain ; Frodo and Aragorn: the concept of the hero ; Bilbo's neck riddle ; Allegory vs. bounce: Tolkien's Smith of Wootton Major ; Flieger ; Shippey ; A mythology for Finland:Tolkien and Lönnrot as mythmakers ; Tolkien, Kalevala, and "The story of Kullervo" ; Brittany and Wales in Middle-earth ; The Green Knight, the Green Man, and Treebeard: scholarship and invention in Tolkien's fiction ; Missing person -- Tolkien and his century. A cautionary tale: Tolkien's mythology for England ; The mind, the tongue, and the tale ; A post-modern medievalist ; Taking the part of trees: eco-conflict in Middle-earth ; Gilson, Smith, and Baggins ; The body in question: the unhealed wounds of Frodo Baggins ; A distant mirror: Tolkien and Jackson in the looking-glass
Control code
768607029
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 331 pages
Isbn
9781606350942
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011047793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)768607029
Label
Green suns and faërie : essays on Tolkien, Verlyn Flieger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-323) 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
Tolkien sub-creator. Fantasy and reality: J.R.R. Tolkien's world and the fairy-story essay ; The music and the task: fate and free will in Middle-earth ; Tolkien and the idea of the book ; Tolkien on Tolkien: "On fairy-stories," The hobbit, and The lord of the rings ; When is a fairy story a faërie story? Smith of Wootton Major ; The footsteps of Ælfwine ; The curious incident of the dream at the barrow: memory and reincarnation in Middle-earth ; Whose myth is it? -- Tolkien in tradition. Tolkien's Wild Men from medieval to modern ; Tolkien and the matter of Britain ; Frodo and Aragorn: the concept of the hero ; Bilbo's neck riddle ; Allegory vs. bounce: Tolkien's Smith of Wootton Major ; Flieger ; Shippey ; A mythology for Finland:Tolkien and Lönnrot as mythmakers ; Tolkien, Kalevala, and "The story of Kullervo" ; Brittany and Wales in Middle-earth ; The Green Knight, the Green Man, and Treebeard: scholarship and invention in Tolkien's fiction ; Missing person -- Tolkien and his century. A cautionary tale: Tolkien's mythology for England ; The mind, the tongue, and the tale ; A post-modern medievalist ; Taking the part of trees: eco-conflict in Middle-earth ; Gilson, Smith, and Baggins ; The body in question: the unhealed wounds of Frodo Baggins ; A distant mirror: Tolkien and Jackson in the looking-glass
Control code
768607029
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 331 pages
Isbn
9781606350942
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011047793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)768607029

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