Understanding the Lord of the Rings: The Best of Tolkien Criticism
Understanding The Lord of the Rings: The Best of Tolkien Criticism is the definitive collection of essays on Tolkien's masterpiece. The essays span fifty years of critical reaction, from the first publication of The Fellowship of the Ring through the release of Peter Jackson's film trilogy, which inspired a new generation of readers to discover the classic work and prior generations to rediscover its power and beauty.
Fans and scholars alike will appreciate these important, insightful, and timely pieces. Fourteen of the fifteen have been previously published but are gathered here for the first time. The final essay in the volume, "The Road Back to Middle-earth" by Tom Shippey, was commissioned especially for this collection. Shippey examines how Peter Jackson translated the text into film drama, shaping the story to fit the understanding of a modern audience without compromising its deep philosophical core.
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Returning this to the library for now. I'm enjoying it...I'm just not actually getting anywhere, and I have far too many books checked out anyway. I shall probably go back to it sooner or later. Читать весь отзыв
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There has been a near avalanche of criticism on The Lord of the Rings over the years and even more since the release of Peter Jackson's popular film trilogy. This volume gathers together what the ... Читать весь отзыв
On the Pleasures of Reading and Writing Tolkien Criticism
The Dethronement of Power
The Quest Hero
Power and Meaning in The Lord of the Rings
Moral Vision in The Lord of the Rings
Men Halflings and Hero Worship
Tolkien and the Fairy Story
An Imaginary World?
Archetype and Word
Myth History and Time in The Lord of the Rings
Jacksons Movie Trilogy
Acknowledgments and Permissions
Folktale Fairy Tale and the Creation of a Story
The Concept of the Hero