Tolkien and the study of his sources : critical essays / edited by Jason Fisher

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Subjects: Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973--Criticism and interpretation
Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973--Sources
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2011
LC Classification: P, PR
Physical Description: xi, 228 p. ; 23 cm
Additional Authors: Fisher, Jason, 1970-
Notes: LCCN: 2011025104
ISBN: 9780786464821 (softcover : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0786464828 (softcover : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: Preface / Jason Fisher -- Introduction : why source criticism? / Tom Shippey -- Source criticism : background and applications / E. L. Risden -- Tolkien and source criticism : remarking and remaking / Jason Fisher -- The stones and the book : Tolkien, Mesopotamia, and biblical mythopoeia / Nicholas Birns -- Sea birds and morning stars : Ceyx, Alcyone, and the many metamorphoses of Eärendil and Elwing / Kristine Larsen -- "Byzantium, new Rome!" : goths, langobards, and Byzantium in The lord of the rings / Miryam Libran-Moreno -- The Rohirrim : "Anglo-Saxons on horseback" : an inquiry into Tolkien's use of sources / Thomas Honegger -- William Caxton's The golden legend as a source for J.R.R Tolkien's The lord of the rings / Judy Ann Ford -- She and Tolkien, revisited / John D. Rateliff -- Reading John Buchan in search of J.R.R. Tolkien / Mark T. Hooker -- Biography as source : niggles and notions / Diana Pavlac Glyer and Josh B. Long
Summary: "This compendium by leading Tolkien scholars describes the theory and methodology for proper source criticism of Tolkien's works and then provides practical demonstrations of the approach. Ranging widely across Tolkien's writings, as well as across the periods and genres from which he took inspiration, the essays provide the most balanced and comprehensive demonstration of Tolkien source criticism available"--Provided by publisher
OCLC Number: 731009810
ISBN/ISSN: 9780786464821