Verlyn Flieger’s expanded and updated edition of Splintered Light, a classic study of Tolkien’s fiction first published in 1983, examines The Silmarillion and The Lord of the Rings in light of Owen Barfield’s linguistic theory of the fragmentation of meaning. Flieger demonstrates Tolkien’s use of Barfield’s concept throughout the fiction, showing how his central image of primary light splintered and refracted acts as a metaphor for the languages, peoples, and history of Middle-earth.
|Publisher:||Kent State University Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)|
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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.