Tolkien

Tolkien

by Brian Rosebury
     
 

This comprehensive and discriminating account of Tolkien's work has been revised and expanded, to take account both of recent developments in scholarship, and of the recent films directed by Peter Jackson. Tracing the development of Tolkien's creative technique over several decades, it explores the bewildering profusion of shorter works, as well as devoting an…  See more details below

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This comprehensive and discriminating account of Tolkien's work has been revised and expanded, to take account both of recent developments in scholarship, and of the recent films directed by Peter Jackson. Tracing the development of Tolkien's creative technique over several decades, it explores the bewildering profusion of shorter works, as well as devoting an extended analysis to The Lord of the Rings . Chapters consider Tolkien's contribution to the history of ideas, and review the reception of the Lord of the Rings film adaptations and other popular adaptations of his work.

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From the Publisher

'Brian Rosebury's book offers a compelling analysis of Tolkien as a thinker. Especially convincing are his accounts of Tolkien's views on free will, moral choice, and creativity, as these are woven into The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion. Rosebury also deftly exposes Tolkien's often disregarded skills in narrative and description, and he does it, like Tolkien, in plain English. The chapter on Tolkien's reception and transformation into the movies is the best available.' - Dr Tom Shippey, Walter J. Ong, S.J., Chair, Saint Louis University

'In this revised version of a book first published over a decade ago, Brian Rosebury sets out to reclaim Tolkien from the bestseller lists and reposition him as a serious literary figure. It is an attempt both largely convincing and long overdue...The book offers a necessary corrective to decades of misplaced snobbery and belittlement.' - Jon Barnes, Times Literary Supplement

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403915979
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
01/01/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Brian Rosebury is Principal Lecturer in English, University of Central Lancashire.

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