Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit

Author: Corey Olsen

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054773946X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 318

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The host of the popular podcast The Tolkien Professor provides an in-depth tour of The Hobbit, detailing the secrets and stories behind the characters within the prelude to The Lord of the Rings. 30,000 first printing.

Hobbits, Elves, and Wizards

Exploring the Wonders and Worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings"

Author: Michael N. Stanton

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781403960252

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 202

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Packed with data on all aspects of Tolkien's fantasy creations, this one-volume guide to the creatures, kingdoms, and historical timelines will prove indispensable for fans of Tolkien's acclaimed fantasy novels. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Basiswissen RDA

Eine Einführung für deutschsprachige Anwender

Author: Heidrun Wiesenmüller,Silke Horny

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110550741

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 348

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Mit der ersten Auflage von Basiswissen RDA lag erstmals ein deutschsprachiges Lehrbuch für das neue, internationale Katalogisierungsregelwerk RDA (Resource Description and Access) vor. Seither wurde nicht nur das Regelwerk selbst an vielen Stellen verändert, sondern auch die deutschsprachigen Anwendungsrichtlinien wurden erheblich erweitert und verfeinert – nicht zuletzt aufgrund der Praxiserfahrungen seit dem Beginn der aktiven Katalogisierung mit RDA. Die überarbeitete und erweiterte Neuauflage präsentiert die Katalogisierungsregeln auf dem aktuellen Stand von 2017 bietet an vielen Stellen zusätzliche Details und Erläuterungen geht besonders auf typische Fragen und Probleme ein, die beim Katalogisieren mit RDA auftreten wurde um Beispiele und Erklärungen für verschiedene Themenbereiche erweitert (u.a. Reproduktionen, E-Books, Sprachkurse) behandelt auch das neue theoretische Modell IFLA LRM und die geplante Weiterentwicklung von RDA Die zweite Auflage von Basiswissen RDA ist ein unverzichtbarer Begleiter für Studierende, Auszubildende und Beschäftigte in Bibliotheken, die mit RDA arbeiten. Das Lehrbuch unterstützt nicht nur beim Anfertigen von korrekten Katalogisaten, sondern auch dabei, das neue Regelwerk zu verstehen.

The Riddles of The Hobbit

Author: Adam Roberts

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137373652

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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Riddles have lost none of their power over us: we are as fascinated by mysteries, from sudoko to whodunnits, from jokes to philosophical conundrums. The Hobbit is a book threaded through with riddles; most obviously in its central 'Riddles in the Dark' chapter, but everywhere else too—what does 'Good Morning' mean? What is a burrahobbit? How many versions of the Hobbit are there? What is the buried secret in the nine riddles Bilbo and Gollum swap between one another? What are Ents? Dragons? Wizards? What is the magic of the magic ring? All these questions, and more, are answered in The Riddles of The Hobbit, the first critical engagement with Tolkien's great novel to take 'the riddle' seriously as a key structuring principle of the novel. Riddles are more than a diverting pastime; they are expressive and beguiling rebuses that touch on larger mysteries, powerful questions and paradoxes also embodied in the Catholicism that informed so much of Tolkien's imaginative life. Ringing widely across Tolkien's creative life, The Riddles of The Hobbit explores the importance of riddles to the Anglo Saxon and Norse cultures that inspired him, and discusses scores of riddles offering (usually) more than one answer for each. This is a critical study of the playful aspect of a great writer that takes his playfulness seriously; it explores and embodies ingenuity; and comes to some original and—on occasion—startling new conclusions.

Hobbits, Elves and Wizards

The Wonders and Worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings"

Author: Dr. Michael N. Stanton

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250086647

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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Middle Earth, Gandalf, Frodo, Bilbo: The places and characters that sprang from the mind of J.R.R. Tolkien will live forever in the imaginations of millions of readers. In Hobbits, Elves, and Wizards, Michael Stanton, a scholar of science fiction and fantasy literature, offers an extraordinary encounter with The Lord of the Rings. Believing that there is no epic of contemporary literature to match The Lord of the Rings, Stanton delves critically into the richness of the story. He explores the intricacies of its dialogue and illuminates the idiosyncratic nature of it characters. He looks at places, dreams, notions of time and history. Eschewing academic jargon, Stanton provides an intriguing look at Tolkien's fantasyscape that ultimately shows how all of these parts meld into a singularly compelling work of art that lives and breathes. For those who have read and loved The Lord of the Rings, Stanton embarks on an exploration of Tolkien's genius, painting a rich and wonderful critical portrait of the world he created, a portrait that no one who truly hopes to understand Tolkien's vision will want to be without.

Das unbekannte Universum

Raum, Zeit und die moderne Kosmologie

Author: Stuart Clark

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662548968

Category: Nature

Page: 327

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Eine Tour d'horizon bis an die Grenzen des Kosmos In zehn Kapiteln präsentiert Stuart Clark eine aktuelle Einführung in die Wissenschaft der Kosmologie: wie sie sich entwickelt hat, welche Konzepte und Personen sie maßgeblich geprägt haben, wo wir heute stehen – und wie es weitergehen könnte. Am 21. März 2013 veröffentlichte die Europäische Weltraumorganisation ESA eine neue Karte vom Echo des Urknalls. Diese – im Zuge der Planck-Mission erstellte – erste vollständige Karte der kosmischen Hintergrundstrahlung war ein wissenschaftlicher Paukenschlag. Über eine Zeit von 13,8 Milliarden Jahren hinweg und über einen Raum von 440 Trillionen Kilometern kann es physikalisch keine bessere Darstellung geben – das heißt, wir werden das frühe Universum kaum je detaillierter sehen. Einerseits erscheint eine solche Ansicht wie die Krönung der modernen Kosmologie, andererseits rüttelt sie an viele ihrer Grundfesten. Denn die Karte enthält Anomalien, die unser bisheriges Verständnis des Universums herausfordern. Sie zwingt uns, das, was bekannt ist, und das, was noch unbekannt ist, in neuem Licht zu betrachten. Wir werden ein verändertes Modell unseres Universums entwickeln müssen. Dies ist das erste Buch, das diesen epochalen wissenschaftlichen Paradigmenwechsel beleuchtet - und in einen breiteren Kontext stellt. Stuart Clark beschäftigt sich darin unter anderem mit der Frage, ob Newtons berühmte Gravitationsgesetze umgeschrieben werden müssen - oder ob die dunkle Materie und die dunkle Energie, die heute Schlagzeilen machen, etwa nur kosmische Phantome sind. Können wir jemals wissen, was vor dem Urknall passiert ist? Was befindet sich am Ende eines Schwarzen Loches? Gibt es Universen jenseits unseres eigenen? Existiert die Zeit? Wandeln sich die einst unveränderlich erscheinenden Gesetze der Physik?

A Companion to J. R. R. Tolkien

Author: Stuart D. Lee

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118517482

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 608

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This is a complete resource for scholars and students ofTolkien, as well as avid fans, with coverage of his life, work,dominant themes, influences, and the critical reaction to hiswriting. An in-depth examination of Tolkien’s entire work by acadre of top scholars Provides up-to-date discussion and analysis of Tolkien’sscholarly and literary works, including his latest posthumous book,The Fall of Arthur, as well as addressing contemporaryadaptations, including the new Hobbit films Investigates various themes across his body of work, such asmythmaking, medieval languages, nature, war, religion, and thedefeat of evil Discusses the impact of his work on art, film, music, gaming,and subsequent generations of fantasy writers

There and Back Again

JRR Tolkien and the Origins of the Hobbit

Author: Mark Atherton

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1780762461

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 306

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A University of Oxford literature lecturer explores the chief influences on Tolkien's work, including his youth in the West Midlands, his World War I experiences and his interest in Scandinavian mythology, to explore the sources of his creative achievements.

The Hobbit and Philosophy

For When You've Lost Your Dwarves, Your Wizard, and Your Way

Author: Gregory Bassham,Eric Bronson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470405147

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 262

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Contains over fifteen essays that discuss philosophical topics in J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" providing new insights into the characters and plot.

The Christian World of The Hobbit

Author: Devin Brown

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 142674949X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 193

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Reveals the Christian elements that lie at the center of "The Hobbit," explaining how Tolkien incorporated his faith into his classic literary work.

J.R.R. Tolkien

A Biography

Author: Leslie Jones

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313323409

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 156

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Profiles the life and literary career of J.R.R. Tolkien, author of "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy.

The Road to Middle-earth

Author: T. A. Shippey

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: 9780261102750

Category: Fantasy literature, English

Page: 337

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The definitive guide to the origin of J.R.R. Tolkien's books, from The Hobbit to The History of Middle-earth series -- includes unpublished Tolkien extracts and poetry.

A Question of Time

J.R.R. Tolkien's Road to Faërie

Author: Verlyn Flieger

Publisher: Kent State University Press

ISBN: 9780873386999

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 276

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Tolkien's concern with time - past and present, real and faerie - captures the wonder of travel into other worlds and other times. This work shows that he was not just a mythmaker and writer of escapist fantasy but a man whose relationship to his own century was troubled and critical.

J.R.R. Tolkien

Author of the Century

Author: Tom Shippey

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547524439

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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The definitive Tolkien companion—an indispensable guide to The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and more, from the author of The Road to Middle-earth. This “highly erudite celebration and exploration of Tolkien’s works [is] enormous fun,” declared the Houston Chronicle, and Tom Shippey, a prominent medievalist and scholar of fantasy, “deepens your understanding” without “making you forget your initial, purely instinctive response to Middle-earth and hobbits.” In a clear and accessible style, Shippey offers a new approach to Tolkien, to fantasy, and to the importance of language in literature. He breaks down The Lord of the Rings as a linguistic feast for the senses and as a response to the human instinct for myth. Elsewhere, he examines The Hobbit’s counterintuitive relationship to the heroic world of Middle-earth; demonstrates the significance of The Silmarillion to Tolkien’s canon; and takes an illuminating look at lesser-known works in connection with Tolkien’s life. Furthermore, he ties all these strands together in a continuing tradition that traces its roots back through Grimms’ Fairy Tales to Beowulf. “Shippey’s commentary is the best so far in elucidating Tolkien’s lovely myth,” wrote Harper’s Magazine. J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century is “a triumph” (Chicago Sun-Times) that not only gives readers a deeper understanding of Tolkien and his work, but also serves as an entertaining introduction to some of the most influential novels ever written.

Tolkien and the Study of His Sources

Critical Essays

Author: Jason Fisher

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786487283

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Source criticism—analysis of a writer’s source material—has emerged as one of the most popular approaches in exploring the work of J.R.R. Tolkien. Since Tolkien drew from many disparate sources, an understanding of these sources, as well as how and why he incorporated them, can enhance readers’ appreciation. This set of new essays by leading Tolkien scholars describes the theory and methodology for proper source criticism and provides practical demonstrations of the approach.

The Road to Middle-earth

How J. R. R. Tolkien Created a New Mythology

Author: Tom Shippey

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547524412

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 416

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“Uniquely qualified to explicate Tolkien’s worldview,” this journey into the roots of the Lord of the Rings is a classic in its own right (Salon.com). From beloved epic fantasy classic to record-breaking cinematic success, J.R.R. Tolkien's story of four brave hobbits has enraptured the hearts and minds of generations. Now, readers can go deeper into this enchanting lore with a revised edition of Tom Shippey's classic exploration of Middle-earth. From meditations on Tolkien's inspiration to analyses of the influences of his professional background, The Road to Middle-earth takes a closer look at the novels that made Tolkien a legend. Shippey also illuminates Tolkien's more difficult works set in the same world, including The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales, and the myth cycle, and examines the remarkable twelve-volume History of Middle-earth, written by J.R.R.'s son Christopher Tolkien. At once a celebration of a beloved classic and a revealing literary study, The Road to Middle-earth is required reading for fantasy fans and English literature scholars alike.

The Hobbit and TolkienÕs Mythology

Essays on Revisions and Influences

Author: Bradford Lee Eden

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786479604

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

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At the 2013 "Celebrating The Hobbit" conference at Valparaiso University--marking the 75th anniversary of the book's publication and the first installment of Peter Jackson's Hobbit movies--two plenary papers were presented: "Anchoring the Myth: The Impact of The Hobbit on Tolkien's Legendarium" by John D. Rateliff provided numerous examples of The Hobbit's influence on Tolkien's legendarium; and "Tolkien's French Connections" by Verlyn Flieger discussed French influences on the development of Bilbo Baggins and his adventures. In discussions with the plenary speakers and other presenters, it became apparent that a book focusing on how The Hobbit influenced the subsequent development of Tolkien's legendarium was sorely needed. This collection of 15 previously unpublished essays fills that need. With Rateliff's and Flieger's papers included, the book presents two chapters on the Evolution of the Dwarven Race, two chapters on Durin's Day examining the Dwarven lunar calendar, and 11 chapters on themes exploring various topics on influences and revisions between The Hobbit and Tolkien's legendarium.