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Title Tolkien and the invention of myth : a reader / edited by Jane Chance.

Imprint Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, c2004.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  823.912 T577Dti 2004    ---  Available
Description xx, 340 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 305-319) and index.
Contents Tolkien and the 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 the 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 Luthien / 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 : Ragnarok and the end of the Third Age / Andy Dimond -- Gathered round northern fires : the imaginative impact of the Kolbitar / 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 Lonrott 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.
Subject Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973 -- Knowledge -- Mythology.
Fantasy literature, English -- History and criticism.
Invention (Rhetoric) -- History -- 20th century.
Middle Earth (Imaginary place)
Mythology in literature.
Myth in literature.
Added Author Chance, Jane, 1945-
ISBN 0813123011 (acid-free paper)
9780813123011 (acid-free paper)

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