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A Companion to J. R. R. Tolkien

Stuart D. Lee

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Blackwell Publishing
22 April 2020
This is a complete resource for scholars and students of Tolkien, as well as avid fans, with coverage of his life, work, dominant themes, influences, and the critical reaction to his writing.

An in-depth examination of Tolkien?s entire work by a cadre of top scholars Provides up-to-date discussion and analysis of Tolkien?s scholarly and literary works, including his latest posthumous book, The Fall of Arthur, as well as addressing contemporary adaptations, including the new Hobbit films Investigates various themes across his body of work, such as mythmaking, medieval languages, nature, war, religion, and the defeat of evil Discusses the impact of his work on art, film, music, gaming, and subsequent generations of fantasy writers
Edited by:   Stuart D. Lee
Imprint:   Blackwell Publishing
Country of Publication:   United States
Volume:   147
Dimensions:   Height: 249mm,  Width: 168mm,  Spine: 33mm
Weight:   1.082kg
ISBN:   9781119656029
ISBN 10:   1119656028
Series:   Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture
Pages:   608
Publication Date:   22 April 2020
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Stuart D. Lee is a member of the English Faculty at the University of Oxford. He is the University's Reader in E-learning and Digital Libraries, a member of Merton College, and Deputy CIO at the University's IT Services. He has studied medieval literature and the works of Tolkien for over 30 years. His research focuses on the impact of medieval literature on modern culture, and he lectures in Old English, Tolkien, and the Poetry of the First World War. He is co-author of Key Concepts in Medieval Literature (2006) and The Keys of Middle-earth: Discovering Medieval Literature through the Fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien (2005).

Reviews for A Companion to J. R. R. Tolkien

A Companion to J.R.R. Tolkienis an easy recommendation for any academic institution which offers a course in Tolkien studies, but would also do well on the shelves of an institution specialising in English literature. (Reference Reviews, 1 October 2015) I highly recommend this volume and count it as one of the most important works of collected scholarship on Tolkien to date. (Journal of Tolkien Research, 1 October 2015)


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