Splintered Light: Logos and Language in Tolkien's World / Edition 2

Splintered Light: Logos and Language in Tolkien's World / Edition 2

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by Verlyn Flieger
     
 

ISBN-10: 0873387449

ISBN-13: 9780873387446

Pub. Date: 01/28/2002

Publisher: Kent State University Press

In a completely revised version of her 1983 edition, Flieger (English, U. of Maryland, College Park) uses Owen Barfield's linguistic concept of fragmented meaning to assert the centrality of a theme of splintered light in Tolkien's work. Emphasizing the usefulness of Tolkien's The Silmarillion as a guide to his thought, Flieger traces the repeated and…  See more details below

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In a completely revised version of her 1983 edition, Flieger (English, U. of Maryland, College Park) uses Owen Barfield's linguistic concept of fragmented meaning to assert the centrality of a theme of splintered light in Tolkien's work. Emphasizing the usefulness of Tolkien's The Silmarillion as a guide to his thought, Flieger traces the repeated and spiritual theme of things and people fragmented to become whole again. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873387446
Publisher:
Kent State University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
196
Sales rank:
547,295
Product dimensions:
5.42(w) x 8.78(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Introduction
1A Man of Antitheses1
2Dyscatastrophe11
3Eucatastrophe21
4Poetic Diction and Splintered Light33
5Fantasy and Phenomena45
6Splintered Light and Splintered Being49
7Theme and Variations57
8A Disease of Mythology67
9Perception - Name - Identity73
10Ourselves as Others See Us81
11Amazing wine and cellar doors87
12Light and Heat97
13Making versus Hoarding107
14Light Out of Darkness119
15Beyond the Music127
16Light for Light132
17Beren and Thingol139
18The Smallest Fragment147
19Filled with Clear Light155
20One Good Custom167
Afterword175
Notes177
Works Consulted183
Index185

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Splintered Light: Logos and Language in Tolkien's World 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
the prose does not flow smoothly in all passages. There are some very tenuous comparisons and connections. The Sea-Bell may be representative or not.