Interrupted Music: The Making of Tolkien's Mythology

Interrupted Music: The Making of Tolkien's Mythology

by Verlyn Flieger
     
 
Tolkien expert Flieger (English, U. of Maryland, College Park) examines Silmarillion, the mythology system he created to support his trilogy and The Hobbit. While others have focused on its content, she closely examines the logistics of its development as a comprehensive collection of stories as told by the storytellers he created, finding that despite its meticulous

Overview

Tolkien expert Flieger (English, U. of Maryland, College Park) examines Silmarillion, the mythology system he created to support his trilogy and The Hobbit. While others have focused on its content, she closely examines the logistics of its development as a comprehensive collection of stories as told by the storytellers he created, finding that despite its meticulous construction and level of detail, Tolkien was still building it to the last. She compares his mythology to those created by Milton, Spenser, Blake, Joyce, and Keats, and explores this bardic tradition as it extends to modern writers. Especially helpful for scholars of Tolkien and the bardic tradition is Flieger's list of works consulted. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873388245
Publisher:
Kent State University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2005
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
971,453
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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