J.R.R. Tolkien and His Literary Resonances: Views of Middle-Earth

Synopsis

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.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • C. W. Sullivan III
  • Jonathan Evans
  • George Clark
  • Geoffrey Russom
  • Roger C. Schlobin
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2000