Sub-creating Middle-earth

Sub-creating Middle-earth

by Judith Klinger
     
 

Authorship in the works of J. R. R. Tolkien is a subject of many facets. Within the mythology and history of Middle-earth, many story-tellers, bards, annalists and poets contribute to the weaving of an enormous tapestry of tales. Sub-creation, as Tolkien practiced it, involves an abundance of traditions, including different modes of authorship and literary creation -…  See more details below

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Authorship in the works of J. R. R. Tolkien is a subject of many facets. Within the mythology and history of Middle-earth, many story-tellers, bards, annalists and poets contribute to the weaving of an enormous tapestry of tales. Sub-creation, as Tolkien practiced it, involves an abundance of traditions, including different modes of authorship and literary creation - and some depart strikingly from the common modern notions. Instead of proposing a unified perception, the six articles in this collection therefore examine the web of authorial presence and authorship concepts in Tolkien's works from diverse angles, to trace a polyphonous dialogue between the writer of the texts and the many voices within that shape Middle-earth in concert.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783905703276
Publisher:
Walking Tree Publishers
Publication date:
11/30/2012
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.49(d)

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