Tolkien And Modernity 2

Tolkien And Modernity 2

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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. 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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