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Tolkien S Requiem

Author : John Carswell
language : en
Release Date : 2016-08-18

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'I will tell you the tale of Tinúviel,' said Strider, 'in brief - for it is a long tale of which the end is not known . . . though it is sad, as are all tales of Middle-earth . . . yet it may lift up your hearts.' The shared gravestone of J.R.R. Tolkien and his wife Edith bears two simple epitaphs: "Lúthien" for Edith and "Beren" for Tolkien himself. These names reference two characters from The Silmarillion, the early Middle-earth legends that Tolkien spent his entire adult life developing. Beren and Lúthien are a pair of fated lovers who set out on a perilous quest to wrest a coveted Silmaril from the grasp of the demonic Morgoth. In the process they do battle with Sauron, the cruel antagonist of The Lord of the Rings. This in-depth exploration of the story brings together various threads of The Silmarillion and seeks to treat the tale of Beren and Lúthien as something like wisdom literature. Numerous insights are extracted in order to bring the reader to a deeper appreciation of the entirety of The Silmarillion. In the process, a helpful introduction is provided to those seeking a start on The Silmarillion as well as to those seeking to understand how The Silmarillion relates to The Lord of the Rings. All readers will come away with a better understanding of the legend that Tolkien himself called "the kernel" of the Middle-earth mythology.

J R R Tolkien Encyclopedia

Author : Michael D. C. Drout
language : en
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date : 2007

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A detailed work of reference and scholarship, this one volume Encyclopedia includes discussions of all the fundamental issues in Tolkien scholarship written by the leading scholars in the field. Coverage not only presents the most recent scholarship on J.R.R. Tolkien, but also introduces and explores the author and scholar's life and work within their historical and cultural contexts. Tolkien's fiction and his sources of influence are examined along with his artistic and academic achievements - including his translations of medieval texts - teaching posts, linguistic works, and the languages he created. The 550 alphabetically arranged entries fall within the following categories of topics: adaptations art and illustrations characters in Tolkien's work critical history and scholarship influence of Tolkien languages biography literary sources literature creatures and peoples of Middle-earth objects in Tolkien's work places in Tolkien's work reception of Tolkien medieval scholars scholarship by Tolkien medieval literature stylistic elements themes in Tolkien's works theological/ philosophical concepts and philosophers Tolkien's contemporary history and culture works of literature

J R R Tolkien

Author : Peter Hunt
language : en
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Release Date : 2013-10-01

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J. R. R. Tolkien is arguably the most influential and popular of all fantasy writers. Although his position and status have long been controversial, his popularity has not faded. His best-loved works, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, have sold millions of copies around the world and continue to enthral readers young and old. This lively collection of original essays examines The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings in the light of children's literature theory and approaches, as well as from adult and fantasy literature perspectives. Exploring issues such as gender, language, worldbuilding, and ecocriticism, the volume also places Tolkien's works in the context of a range of visual media, including Peter Jackson's film adaptations.

J R R Tolkien

Author : Stanley P. Baldwin
language : en
Publisher: Spark Notes
Release Date : 2003

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The Ring And The Cross

Author : Paul E. Kerry
language : en
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date : 2011

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The impact of Christianity on Tolkien's oeuvre, with particular reference to The Lord of the Rings. An articulate and authoritative analyses of Tolkien's Roman Catholicism and the role it plays in understanding his writings. The volume's contributors deftly explain the kinds of interpretations put forward and evidence marshaled when arguing for or against religious influence. The Ring and the Cross invites readers to draw their own conclusions about a subject that has fascinated Tolkien enthusiasts since the publication of his masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings. Paul E. Kerry is an associate professor of history at Brigham Young University, visiting fellow at The Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations, and research associate at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

T Rex And The Crater Of Doom

Author : Walter Alvarez
language : en
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release Date : 2013-06-25

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Sixty-five million years ago, a comet or asteroid larger than Mount Everest slammed into the Earth, inducing an explosion equivalent to the detonation of a hundred million hydrogen bombs. Vaporized detritus blasted through the atmosphere upon impact, falling back to Earth around the globe. Disastrous environmental consequences ensued: a giant tsunami, continent-scale wildfires, darkness, and cold, followed by sweltering greenhouse heat. When conditions returned to normal, half the plant and animal genera on Earth had perished. This horrific chain of events is now widely accepted as the solution to a great scientific mystery: what caused the extinction of the dinosaurs? Walter Alvarez, one of the Berkeley scientists who discovered evidence of the impact, tells the story behind the development of the initially controversial theory. It is a saga of high adventure in remote locations, of arduous data collection and intellectual struggle, of long periods of frustration ended by sudden breakthroughs, of friendships made and lost, and of the exhilaration of discovery that forever altered our understanding of Earth's geological history.

Beren Und L Thien

Author : J.R.R. Tolkien
language : de
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
Release Date : 2017-06-10

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Ein dramatisches Schicksal überschattet die Liebe von Beren und Lúthien. Sie gehört den unsterblichen Elben an, während er ein Sterblicher ist. In seiner tiefen Abneigung gegen alle Menschen zwingt ihr Vater, ein großer Elbenfürst, Beren eine unlösbare Aufgabe auf: Bevor dieser Lúthien heiraten darf, muss er von Melkors Krone einen Silmaril rauben. Den Leser erwartet die schönste Geschichte Tolkiens. Speziell für diese Ausgabe hat der bekannte Tolkien-Künstler Alan Lee zahlreiche Farbgemälde und Zeichnungen geschaffen. Unerschrocken macht sich Beren auf den Weg, den Silmaril für seine Liebe zu gewinnen. Da setzt Melkor, auch Morgoth der Schwarze Feind genannt, die fürchterlichsten Kreaturen – skrupellose Orks und schlaue Wölfe – gegen Beren ein. Aber die Liebe zwischen Lúthien und Beren reicht buchstäblich über den Tod hinaus. Diese ohne Übertreibung schönste Geschichte Tolkiens ist in nicht endgültiger Form Bestandteil des »Silmarillion«, des »Buchs der Verschollenen Geschichten« und des »Leithian Liedes«. Christopher Tolkien hat versucht, die Erzählung von Beren und Lúthien aus dem umfangreichen Werk, in das sie eingebettet ist, herauszulösen. Er erzählt sie mit den Worten seines Vaters: zunächst in ihrer ursprünglichen Form, dann gemäß späteren Texten. So wird sie in ihrem Wandel dargestellt. Die hier erstmals zusammen präsentierten Texte enthüllen Aspekte, die sowohl was die Handlung, als auch was die erzählerische Unmittelbarkeit anbelangt, später verlorengegangen sind.