Tolkien and the invention of myth : a reader

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Tolkien and the invention of myth : a reader

edited by Jane Chance

University Press of Kentucky, c2004

  • : hbk
  • : pbk.

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注記

Includes bibliographical references (p. 305-319) and index

収録内容

  • J. R. R. Tolkien : a rediscovery of myth / Michaela Baltasar
  • Light from an invisible lamp : natural religion in the Lord of the Rings / Catherine Madsen
  • Creating and re-creating worlds with words : the religion and magic of language in the Lord of the Rings / Mary E. Zimmer
  • Tolkien as philologist / David Lyle Jeffrey
  • Saving the myths : the re-creation of mythology in Plato and Tolkien / Gergely Nagy
  • Myth, late Roman history, and multiculturalism in Tolkien's Middle-Earth / Sandra Ballif Straubhaar
  • From catastrophe to eucatastrophe : J. R. R. Tolkien's transformation of Ovid's Mythic Pyramus and Thisbe into Beren and Lúthien / Jen Stevens
  • Providence, fate, and chance : Boethian philosophy in the Lord of the Rings / Kathleen E. Dubs
  • Tolkien and the appeal of the pagan : Edda and Kalevala / Tom Shippey
  • Norse and Christian gods : the integrative theology of J. R. R. Tolkien / Marjorie J. Burns
  • The twilight of the elves : Ragnarök and the end of the Third Age / Andy Dimond
  • Gathered round northern fires : the imaginative impact of the Kolbítar / Andrew Lazo
  • A mythology for Anglo-Saxon England / Michael D.C. Drout
  • Oaths and oathbreaking : analogues of Old English Comitatus in Tolkien's myth / John R. Holmes
  • On the borders of old stories : enacting the past in Beowulf and the Lord of the Rings / Alexandra Bolintineanu
  • A mythology for Finland : Elias Lönrott and J. R. R. Tolkien as mythmakers / Verlyn Flieger
  • Setting the rocket off in story : the Kalevala as the germ of Tolkien's legendarium / Richard C. West
  • J. R. R. Tolkien and the Kalevala : some thoughts on the Finnish origins of Tom Bombadil and Treebeard / David Elton Gay

内容説明・目次

巻冊次

: hbk ISBN 9780813123011

内容説明

At what stage in J.R.R. Tolkien's reading of other literatures and mythologies did he conceive of the fantastic mythology of Middle-earth that has become so deeply entrenched in contemporary culture? At what point did medieval epic and legend spark Tolkenian myth? The 18 essays in this volume examine the ancient Greek, Latin, Old Norse, Old English and Finnish sources from which Tolkien appropriated the concepts, images, characterizations, contexts and theories that inform his own fictional narratives, "The Lord of the Rings" and "the Silmarillion". Understanding his invented mythologies requires a rediscovery of those tales of larger-than-life gods and heroes found in northern myths. A well-rounded reader for any Tolkien lover, this book includes several essays that provide background and context, explaining Tolkien's literary aesthetic and his interest in folklore, his love of philosophy and the philosophical and religious underpinnings of his narratives. Among the contributors are well-known medievalists and Tolkien scholars Marjorie Burns, Michael Drout, Verlyn Flieger, Davi Lyle Jeffrey, Tom Shippey and Richard West. The book identifies the various medieval mythologies woven into the elaborate tapestry of Tolkien's work, making it a vital contribution to the study of one of the 20th century's most influential authors.
巻冊次

: pbk. ISBN 9780813192017

内容説明

At what stage in J.R.R. Tolkien's reading of other literatures and mythologies did he conceive of the fantastic mythology of Middle-earth that has become so deeply entrenched in contemporary culture? At what point did medieval epic and legend spark Tolkienian myth? The eighteen essays in Tolkien and the Invention of Myth examine the ancient Greek, Latin, Old Norse, Old English, and Finnish sources from which Tolkien appropriated the concepts, images, characterizations, contexts, and theories that inform his own fictional narratives The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion. Understanding his invented mythologies requires a rediscovery of those tales of larger-than-life gods and heroes found in northern myths. A well-rounded and essential reader for any Tolkien lover, the book includes several essays that provide background and context, explaining Tolkien's literary aesthetic and his interest in folklore, his love of philology, and the philosophical and religious underpinnings of his narratives. Among the contributors are well-known medievalists and Tolkien scholars Marjorie Burns, Michael Drout, Verlyn Flieger, David Lyle Jeffrey, Tom Shippey, and Richard West. Tolkien and the Invention of Myth identifies the various medieval mythologies woven into the elaborate tapestry of Tolkien's work, making it a vital contribution to the study of one of the twentieth century's most influential authors.

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