Tolkien And Modernity 2

Tolkien And Modernity 2

by Thomas Honegger
     
 

The current volume, being the second of two dedicated to 'Tolkien and Modernity', grew out of the wish to further the exploration of Tolkien as a 'contemporary writer', i.e. an author whose literary creations can be seen as a response to the challenges of the modern world. It comprises papers that focus on four broad themes: love, time, heroism, and style.… See more details below

Overview

The current volume, being the second of two dedicated to 'Tolkien and Modernity', grew out of the wish to further the exploration of Tolkien as a 'contemporary writer', i.e. an author whose literary creations can be seen as a response to the challenges of the modern world. It comprises papers that focus on four broad themes: love, time, heroism, and style. Although one could argue that these topics have been present since the beginning of literature, though sometimes temporarily submerged, it is with the cataclysm of World War I and the entry of Einstein's Theory of Relativity into the public consciousness - two events that shook the very foundations of pre-modern society - that they gained a new and immediate relevance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783905703030
Publisher:
Walking Tree Publishers
Publication date:
09/29/2006
Series:
Cormarë Ser.
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
0.61(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

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