Tolkien: Man and Myth

Tolkien: Man and Myth

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by Joseph Pearce
     
 

ISBN-10: 0898708257

ISBN-13: 9780898708257

Pub. Date: 12/28/2001

Publisher: Ignatius Press

He may be the must popular writer of our age, but Tolkien is often misunderstood. This major new study of his life, his character and his work reveals the facts and confronts the myths. It explores the background to the man and the culture in which he wrote.  See more details below

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He may be the must popular writer of our age, but Tolkien is often misunderstood. This major new study of his life, his character and his work reveals the facts and confronts the myths. It explores the background to the man and the culture in which he wrote.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898708257
Publisher:
Ignatius Press
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Pages:
257
Sales rank:
975,591
Product dimensions:
5.27(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface
1A Misunderstood Man: Tolkien and the Modern World1
2Cradle Convert to the Grave: The Child behind the Myth11
3Father Francis to Father Christmas: The Father behind the Myth26
4True Myth: Tolkien and the Conversion of C.S. Lewis45
5A Ring of Fellowship: Tolkien, Lewis and the Inklings61
6The Creation of Middle Earth: The Myth behind the Man83
7Orthodoxy in Middle Earth: The Truth behind the Myth100
8The Well and the Shallows: Tolkien and the Critics126
9Tolkien as Hobbit: The Englishman behind the Myth153
10Approaching Mount Doom: Tolkien's Final Years182
Epilogue: Above all Shadows Rides the Sun209
Notes213
Bibliography230
Index233
Index of Characters and Places in Tolkien's Middle Earth241

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Tolkien: Man and Myth 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This has been written to endorse Mr. Applegate's review, which is an accurate and fair appreciation of Mr. Pearce's analysis and presentation of Christianity's influence on Professor Tolkien's mythology. He has, however, carefully avoided mention of what was in fact at the heart of Tolkien's story-telling and is at the heart of his dismissal by some Christian groups, viz., his (Roman)Catholicism. That is also part of Mr. Pearce's presentation, here and in his 'Tolkien: A Celebration' and made even clearer in Birzer's 'Sanctifying Myth.' While commending these critics for clarifying a profound and significant influence on the creation of Middle Earth, we ought not blur its presence, as do those willing to see other influences on these tales, e.g., Teutonic and Celtic myths, but not that of the Christian vision.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago