3-Minute J.R.R. Tolkien: An unauthorised biography of the world's most revered fantasy writer

3-Minute J.R.R. Tolkien: An unauthorised biography of the world's most revered fantasy writer

by Gary Raymond
     
 

As Peter Jackson’s cinematic hobbits set forth, 3-Minute Tolkien celebrates the enduring influence of the world’s most revered fantasy writer. It offers a readable, absorbing structure, dividing J.R.R. Tolkien’s life and cultural contribution into 60 neat portions, every one digestible in a mere three minutes: 20 mini-sections each on Life, Work

Overview

As Peter Jackson’s cinematic hobbits set forth, 3-Minute Tolkien celebrates the enduring influence of the world’s most revered fantasy writer. It offers a readable, absorbing structure, dividing J.R.R. Tolkien’s life and cultural contribution into 60 neat portions, every one digestible in a mere three minutes: 20 mini-sections each on Life, Work and Influence.

From a childhood inventing new languages in the sylvan landscape of the Severn valley, through a First World War that saw him witness the horrors of the Somme, to academic success founded on a passion for Old English tales, we trace Tolkien’s life and look at the way in which it informs his creation of imaginary worlds so intricately mapped that modern readers, writers and artists continue to explore them in a quest for their myths, monsters and meaning.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781782400233
Publisher:
The Ivy Press
Publication date:
01/28/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
File size:
42 MB
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Meet the Author

Gary Raymond is the editor of Wales Arts Review, and lectures in English and Creative Writing at the University of Wales, Newport. He has published many critical articles on literature and social commentary, and lectured on writers including W. B. Yeats, W. H. Auden, John Steinbeck and Emily Dickinson.

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