Literary Criticism

The Heroes of Tolkien

Author: David Day

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0753732718

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 5345

Tolkien's Middle-earth has endured cataclysmic wars and critical battles, causing great men and women to arise and shape the course of its history. In his latest book, best-selling author and Tolkien expert David Day examines the complexities surrounding Tolkien's portrayal of good and evil, analysing the most celebrated heroes from the creation of the world of Arda until the end of the War of the Rings. This work is unofficial and is not authorized by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.
Literary Criticism

Tolkien in the Land of Heroes

Discovering the Human Spirit

Author: Anne C. Petty

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781892975997

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 327

View: 4863

Petty explores why J.R.R. Tolkien's works continue to resonate with new generations of readers as she reveals the underlying themes of his timeless classics. Illustrations.
Psychology

Der Fall von Gondolin

Author: J.R.R. Tolkien

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608115110

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 8476

›Der Fall von Gondolin‹ – eine der drei Großen Geschichten des Ersten Zeitalters von Mittelerde Zwei der größten Mächte Mittelerdes stehen sich in ›Der Fall von Gondolin‹ gegenüber: Auf der einen Seite Morgoth, die Verkörperung des Bösen und auf der anderen Ulmo, der Herr der Meere, Seen und Flüsse unter dem Himmel. Im Zentrum ihres Konflikts steht die verborgene Elben-Stadt Gondolin. Turgon, König von Gondolin, wird von Morgoth mehr als alles andere gehasst. Seit Langem versucht der dunkle Herrscher, Gondolin zu finden und zu zerstören, aber vergeblich. In diese Welt kommt Tuor und wird zum Werkzeug von Ulmos Plan. Von ihm geleitet, macht sich Tuor auf den gefahrvollen Weg nach Gondolin und gelangt in die verborgene Stadt. Dort heiratet er Idril, die Tochter Turgons; ihr Sohn ist Earendil, dem es vorherbestimmst ist, einmal der berühmteste Seefahrer des Ersten Zeitalters zu werden. Durch einen gemeinen Verräter erfährt Morgoth, wie er einen vernichtenden Angriff gegen die Stadt führen kann, mit Balrogs, Drachen und zahllosen Orks. Das Verhängnis nimmt seinen Lauf. Christopher Tolkien verwendet in dieser Ausgabe eine vergleichbare Darstellung der Entwicklung der Geschichte wie bei ›Beren und Lúthien‹. Für J.R.R. Tolkien war ›Der Fall von Gondolin‹ »die erste richtige Geschichte aus dieser imaginären Welt«, und wie ›Beren und Lúthien‹ und ›Die Kinder Húrins‹ zählte er sie zu den drei ›Großen Geschichten‹ des Ersten Zeitalters von Mittelerde. ›Der Fall von Gondolin‹ wurde von Christopher Tolkien herausgegeben und bildet den Abschluss der drei großen Geschichten, die 2007 mit ›Die Kinder Húrins‹ begonnen und 2017 mit ›Beren und Lúthien‹ fortgesetzt wurde. Dieser neue Band enthält zahlreiche Farbtafeln des berühmten Tolkien-Künstlers Alan Lee. Weltweiter Erscheinungstermin von ›Der Fall von Gondolin‹: 30. August 2018
Fiction

Gott im Unglück

Roman

Author: A. Lee Martinez

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492958974

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 9396

Teri und Phil sind ein junges, modernes, erfolgreiches Paar. Sie waren bislang nie darauf angewiesen, sich einen persön lichen Gott zuzulegen, der ihnen Schutz gewährt. Doch jetzt, als Phil seine Beförderung versagt wird, ändert sich die Lage. Und so bestellt er einen Gott im Internet. Die meisten Götter aber verlangen Blut, Geld, Opfer und Keuschheitsgelübde als Gegenleistung. Nur Luka, der Waschbärengott des Wohlstands, ist bescheidener – er möchte lediglich ein paar Tage bei Teri und Phil auf der Couch liegen. Doch das ist nur der Anfang. Denn der Waschbärengott hat nicht vor, wieder zu verschwinden. Und er lädt alle seine Freunde zur Einweihungsparty ein. Gar nicht zu sprechen von seinen Fein den, die auf der Jagd nach Luka noch jeden Menschen aus dem Weg geräumt haben ...
Literary Criticism

The Origins of Tolkien's Middle-earth For Dummies

Author: Greg Harvey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118068984

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 360

View: 8706

J.R.R. Tolkien's novels of Middle-earth – The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and The Silmarillian – have become some of the most famous, and most beloved, literary works of the twentieth century. And the Lord of the Rings films by director Peter Jackson have re-ignited interest in Tolkien and his works, as well as introduced his stories to a new generation of fans. Even if you've never read the novels and have only seen the films, you know that the world of Middle-earth is a complicated one. Tolkien took great care in representing this world, from creating new languages to including very particular cultural details that add to the richness of the world's fabric. Many other books have been written about Tolkien and his works, but none have come close to providing the kind of reference needed to comprehend the world of Middle-earth. That's what veteran Dummies author and unabashed Tolkien fan Greg Harvey attempts to do in The Origins of Tolkien's Middle-earth For Dummies. As the author says in his introduction to the book, this is not an encyclopedia or quick guide to all the diverse beings, languages, and history that make up Tolkien's Middle-earth. Nor is it a set of plot outlines for the novels. Rather, what you'll find in The Origins of Tolkien's Middle-earth For Dummies is a basic guide to some of the possible linguistic and mythological origins of Middle-earth, plus a rudimentary analysis of its many themes and lessons for our world. This book can help enrich your reading (or re-reading) of Tolkien's novels, and it will challenge you to think about the themes inherent in Tolkien's Middle-earth and their implications in your own life. Here's just a sampling of the topics you'll find covered in The Origins of Tolkien's Middle-earth For Dummies: Exploring the main themes in Tolkien's works, including immortality and death; the heroic quest; love; fate and free will; and faith and redemption Investigating the diverse lands of Middle-earth – including the Shire, Gondor, and Mordor – and their significance Examining the different cultures of Middle-earth, such as Hobbits, Elves, Men, and those wily Wizards Touring the history of Middle-earth Understanding Tolkien's creation of new languages to enrich the story of Middle-earth Top Ten lists on the battles in the War of the Ring, online resources, and the ways the films differ from the novels So, whether you're reading Tolkien's novels or watching the films for the first time, or you've been a fan for many years and are looking for a new take on Tolkien's works, The Origins of Tolkien's Middle-earth For Dummies can help you enhance your reading or viewing experience for years to come.
Literary Criticism

J.R.R. Tolkien and His Literary Resonances

Views of Middle-earth

Author: Sir George Clark, Sir

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313308451

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 213

View: 8760

Although Tolkien's literary works have, over the past few decades, attracted a considerable and varied body of criticism, much of this material is inaccessible, unreflective, and repetitive. Though various scholars have treated Tolkien's sources and his concept of fantasy, this study situates the author in a broad literary context that includes ancient metrical modes, medieval culture, Renaissance poetics, 19th-century social movements, and modern critical thought. Each chapter is written by an expert contributor and examines the literary resonances of Tolkien's works from a variety of informed perspectives.
Middle Earth (Imaginary place)

Tolkiens Welt

die mythologischen Quellen des "Herrn der Ringe"

Author: David Day

Publisher: Stuttgart : Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 9783608936292

Category: Middle Earth (Imaginary place)

Page: 181

View: 7073

History

Unsung Heroes of the Lord of the Rings

From the Page to the Screen

Author: Lynnette R. Porter

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275985219

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 9608

Celebrates the unsung heroes in the Lord of the Rings books and movies.
Literary Criticism

Understanding the Lord of the Rings

The Best of Tolkien Criticism

Author: Neil D. Isaacs,Rose A. Zimbardo

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618422531

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 294

View: 9584

Selected essays on Tolkien's trilogy include W. H. Auden's essay on the hero's quest, C. S. Lewis's piece on the value of myth, Marion Zimmer Bradley's article on hero worship, Tim Shippey's piece on the film trilogy, and much more. Original.
Juvenile Nonfiction

J.R.R. Tolkien

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1604131462

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 180

View: 8693

Explores the author's literary work through critical essays that examine such themes as the Middle-Earth concept, mythology, and the relationship between literature and language.

J. R. R. Tolkien

Autor des Jahrhunderts

Author: Tom A. Shippey

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 9783608934328

Category:

Page: 393

View: 7748

Biography & Autobiography

Tolkien und der Erste Weltkrieg

Das Tor zu Mittelerde

Author: John Garth

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608106952

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 360

View: 9967

»1914 als junger Mann in all das hineinzugeraten, war eine keineswegs weniger schreckliche Erfahrung als 1939 ... 1918 waren alle meine engen Freunde mit nur einer Ausnahme tot.« So äußerte sich Tolkien zu Deutungen, die im »Herrn der Ringe« eine Reaktion auf den Zweiten Weltkrieg sahen. John Garth beschreibt hier zum ersten Mal ausführlich, wie Tolkien in seiner Jugend erlebte, dass die Welt um ihn in der Katastrophe versank. Gerade diese Erfahrungen prägten Tolkiens mythologische Erfindungen maßgeblich, in denen er seine eigene literarische Tradition begründete. Mittelerde und seine Anziehungskraft sind daher nicht aus Eskapismus entstanden, sondern aus dem Drang, das Erlebnis der Verwüstung dichterisch in eine Form zu bringen, die bis heute nachwirkt und fasziniert.

Briefe

Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 9783608936506

Category:

Page: 601

View: 4775

Religion

Mapping the Catholic Cultural Landscape

Author: Paula Jean Miller,Richard Fossey

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742531840

Category: Religion

Page: 276

View: 5322

Mapping the Catholic Cultural Landscape explores the intersection of Catholicism with cultural expressions of literature and art, holiness and personal devotion, faith and secular society. With essays selected from the world's first International Conference of Catholic Studies, this volume is a primary resource for Catholic Studies directors in curriculum development and for students in the classroom. This text emerges as an objective way of studying the relationship between religion, history, and culture.
Literary Criticism

Tolkien: A Look Behind The Lord Of The Rings

A Look Behind The Lord Of The Rings

Author: Lin Carter

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575116668

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

View: 318

Lin Carter introduces readers to Tolkien's epic trilogy then takes them on a scholarly yet populist journey through the massive web of myths and legends that Tolkien drew on for both imagery and themes during his life's work. Carter's book places Tolkien's trilogy in the context of world mythology and legend and is a tribute to Tolkiens power of assimilation and original vision. It is the ideal introduction to the background of the LORD OF THE RINGS for the legions of new fans.
Literary Criticism

The Guardians of the Fallen Kingdom

Serbia's Great Drama in J.r.r. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings"

Author: Bojan Medic

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781494230852

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 190

View: 4346

Thus, in words composed by a host of nameless bards, the songs of Serbia carry on the nation's story, and every Serb feels himself an actor in a great drama that is being played out across the centuries. He continues the work of his forefathers. He avenges their sufferings. But he also works for the future. He builds the framework of an age to come. He is a living link in one great chain that stretches backward far into the past and reaches forward to the generations who shall see Serbia great and free. It is more than obvious that Sam Gamgee was thinking in much the same way, in the moment he realized that he and Frodo were in the same story as the heroes of old stories and songs. He then said: Why, to think of it, we're in the same tale still! It's going on. – Then he asked: – Don't the great tales never end? Frodo answered on his question: No, they never end as tales. But the people in them come and go when their part's ended. Our part will end later... or sooner. By writing this dialogue between Frodo and Sam, Tolkien was more than clear. In addition to the ongoing Great War of the Ring, the Hobbits consider themselves participants in the great tale that stretches far into the past, a story that is transmitted orally from generation to generation through folk legends, myths and songs, without breaking it... J.R.R. Tolkien was trying to learn Serbian language in order to read Serbian epic poems in the original. These were the poems about great heroes from the Serbian past (Czar Lazar, King Marko, Karageorge...), and great battles that changed the course of Serbian history (Kosovo battle, battle of the Misar...). There is no evidence that J.R.R. Tolkien was inspired by the heroes and battles from the Serbian history and epic poetry while writing his epic trilogy. But when you open the pages of this book you will realize they are not needed. Serbian history and epic poetry are fully within the fantasy world of "The Lord of the Rings".The Guardians of the Fallen Kingdom is not a book for blind admirers of Tolkien's Middle-earth but for an intelligent and well-read reader who is trying to penetrate to the real essence of things. Unlike most books on similar topics, this book explains which historical White City might be hiding behind Minas Tirith, whose coat of arms might be an inspiration for the Eye of Sauron, which field and flowers that grow on it might serve as inspiration for the Field of Cormallen and Culumalda trees, where could be the historical Crossroads of the Fallen King, Black Gate of Mordor and many other places from J.R.R. Tolkien's legendarium.
Literary Criticism

Shakespeare für Dummies

Author: John Doyle,Ray Lischner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527800913

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 335

View: 9932

Dachten Sie bisher immer, dass Shakespeare eine Nummer zu gro? f?r Sie sei? Oder geh?ren Sie eher zu denjenigen Leuten, die dank Kenneth Branagh und "Shakespeare in Love" gerne mehr ?ber Shakespeare wissen m?chten und vielleicht auch einen Blick in die englischen Originale riskieren wollen? In beiden F?llen sollten Sie sich "Shakepeare f?r Dummies" nicht entgehen lassen. Fernab von trockenen Schulvortr?gen und schlechten Auff?hrungen sorgen die Shakespeare-Fans John Doyle und Ray Lischner daf?r, dass Shakespeare, seine Dramen und Gedichte und auch seine Zeit wieder lebendig werden!
Philosophy

The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy

One Book to Rule Them All

Author: Gregory Bassham,Eric Bronson

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812698061

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

View: 4634

The Lord of the Rings is intended to be applicable to the real world of relationships, religion, pleasure, pain, and politics. Tolkien himself said that his grand tale of wizards, orcs, hobbits, and elves was aimed at truth and good morals in the actual world. Analysis of the popular appeal of The Lord of the Rings (on websites and elsewhere) shows that Tolkien fans are hungry for discussion of the urgent moral and cosmological issues arising out of this fantastic epic story. Can political power be wielded for good, or must it always corrupt? Does technology destroy the truly human? Is it morally wrong to give up hope? Can we find meaning in chance events? In The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy, seventeen young philosophy professors, all of them ardent Tolkien fans and most of them contributors to the four earlier volumes in the Popular Culture and Philosophy series, address some of these important issues and show how clues to their solutions may be found in the imaginary world of Middle-earth. The book is divided into five sections, concerned with Power and the Ring, the Quest for Happiness, Good and Evil in Middle-earth, Time and Mortality, and the Relevance