The Hobbit and TolkienÕs Mythology

Essays on Revisions and Influences

Author: Bradford Lee Eden

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786479604

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

View: 4404

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 This collection of 15 previously unpublished essays fills that need.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.

Der kleine Hobbit

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423213936

Category: Baggins, Bilbo (Fictitious character)

Page: 333

View: 4114

Die aufregenden Abenteuer des Hobbits Bilbo Beutlin, der Feen und Riesenspinnen begegnet, einem gefährlichen Drachen auflauert und mit Unterstützung des fähigen Zauberers Gandalf den geraubten Schatz der Zwerge rettet.

One Ring to Bind Them All

Tolkien's Mythology

Author: Anne C. Petty

Publisher: University Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817312053

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 124

View: 3055

A probing analysis of J. R. R. Tolkien's mythological world uses Joseph Campbell's work in the field to identify the main themes running through The Lord of the Rings and other great works by Tolkien. Original. (Literature)

The Evolution of Tolkien’s Mythology

A Study of the History of Middle-earth

Author: Elizabeth A. Whittingham

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476611742

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

View: 7661

The History of Middle-earth traces the evolution of J.R.R. Tolkien’s literary world, stories, and characters from their earliest written forms to the final revisions Tolkien penned shortly before his death in 1973. Published posthumously by Tolkien’s son Christopher, the extensively detailed 12-volume work allows readers to follow the development of the texts that eventually became Tolkien’s immensely popular The Hobbit, The Lord of The Rings, The Silmarillion, and Unfinished Tales. This work provides a thorough study of Tolkien’s life and influences through an analysis of The History of Middle-earth. The work begins with a brief biography and an analysis of the major influences in Tolkien’s life. Following chapters deal with elements common to Tolkien’s popular works, including the cosmogony, theogony, cosmology, metaphysics, and eschatology of Middle-earth. The study also reviews some of the myths with which Tolkien was most familiar—Greek, Roman, Finnish, and Norse—and reveals the often overlapping relationship between mythology, biblical stories, and Tolkien’s popular works.

Tolkien's Art

A Mythology for England

Author: Jane Chance

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813190204

Category: Political Science

Page: 262

View: 6376

An incisive reinterpretation of New Deal diplomacy.

Interrupted Music

The Making of Tolkien's Mythology

Author: Verlyn Flieger

Publisher: Kent State University Press

ISBN: 9780873388245

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 172

View: 8209

Tolkien made a continuous effort over several years to construct a comprehensive mythology, to include not only the stories themselves but also the storytellers, scribes, and bards who were the offspring of his thought. In Interrupted Music Flieger attempts to illuminate the structure of Tolkien's work, allowing the reader to appreciate its broad, overarching design and its careful, painstaking construction. --from publisher description.

The Origins of Tolkien's Middle-earth For Dummies

Author: Greg Harvey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118068984

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 360

View: 9545

J.R.R. Tolkien's novels of Middle-earth – The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and The Silmarillian – have become some of the most famous, and most beloved, literary works of the twentieth century. And the Lord of the Rings films by director Peter Jackson have re-ignited interest in Tolkien and his works, as well as introduced his stories to a new generation of fans. Even if you've never read the novels and have only seen the films, you know that the world of Middle-earth is a complicated one. Tolkien took great care in representing this world, from creating new languages to including very particular cultural details that add to the richness of the world's fabric. Many other books have been written about Tolkien and his works, but none have come close to providing the kind of reference needed to comprehend the world of Middle-earth. That's what veteran Dummies author and unabashed Tolkien fan Greg Harvey attempts to do in The Origins of Tolkien's Middle-earth For Dummies. As the author says in his introduction to the book, this is not an encyclopedia or quick guide to all the diverse beings, languages, and history that make up Tolkien's Middle-earth. Nor is it a set of plot outlines for the novels. Rather, what you'll find in The Origins of Tolkien's Middle-earth For Dummies is a basic guide to some of the possible linguistic and mythological origins of Middle-earth, plus a rudimentary analysis of its many themes and lessons for our world. This book can help enrich your reading (or re-reading) of Tolkien's novels, and it will challenge you to think about the themes inherent in Tolkien's Middle-earth and their implications in your own life. Here's just a sampling of the topics you'll find covered in The Origins of Tolkien's Middle-earth For Dummies: Exploring the main themes in Tolkien's works, including immortality and death; the heroic quest; love; fate and free will; and faith and redemption Investigating the diverse lands of Middle-earth – including the Shire, Gondor, and Mordor – and their significance Examining the different cultures of Middle-earth, such as Hobbits, Elves, Men, and those wily Wizards Touring the history of Middle-earth Understanding Tolkien's creation of new languages to enrich the story of Middle-earth Top Ten lists on the battles in the War of the Ring, online resources, and the ways the films differ from the novels So, whether you're reading Tolkien's novels or watching the films for the first time, or you've been a fan for many years and are looking for a new take on Tolkien's works, The Origins of Tolkien's Middle-earth For Dummies can help you enhance your reading or viewing experience for years to come.


Tolkien und die germanische Mythologie

Author: Rudolf Simek

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406693334

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 204

View: 1909

Trolle und Zwerge allenthalben, ein verfluchter Ring und ein zerbrochenes Schwert, gute Zauberer und gefährliche Drachen: Tolkiens Werke, vor allem der Hobbit und der Herr der Ringe und die Vorgeschichte dazu im Silmarillion, sind voller Elemente und Motive, die aus der nordgermanischen Mythologie stammen. Dieser Band geht den wichtigsten Namen, Stoffen und Motiven nach, die Tolkien der altskandinavischen Sagenwelt und Mythologie, den Eddas und Sagas des isländischen Mittelalters entnommen und in seiner neugeschaffenen Welt von Mittelerde verwendet hat. Simek wendet sich auch an jüngere Leser, an die Filmfans, die gerne mehr über die Bedeutung der einzelnen Figuren erfahren möchten und all diejenigen, die einen Führer durch die mythologische Welt Tolkiens suchen. Genaue Quellennachweise und ein ausführliches Register machen das Buch zum nützlichen Nachschlagewerk.

J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia

Scholarship and Critical Assessment

Author: Michael D. C. Drout

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415969425

Category: History

Page: 774

View: 7240

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

Myth & Middle-Earth

Author: Leslie Ellen Jones

Publisher: Open Road Pub

ISBN: 9781892975812

Category: Social Science

Page: 191

View: 9833

This title takes a popular - not academic - look at the mythic world and mythic themes that inspired J.R.R. Tolkien, not only the Germanic and Norse mythology that most experts discuss, but also Celtic and Finnish myths. It talks of the journeys and quests that inspired Tolkien.

Lord of the Rings

The Mythology of Power

Author: Jane Chance

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813138019

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

View: 2001

" With New Line Cinema's production of The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, the popularity of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien is unparalleled. Tolkien's books continue to be bestsellers decades after their original publication. An epic in league with those of Spenser and Malory, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, begun during Hitler's rise to power, celebrates the insignificant individual as hero in the modern world. Jane Chance's critical appraisal of Tolkien's heroic masterwork is the first to explore its "mythology of power"--that is, how power, politics, and language interact. Chance looks beyond the fantastic, self-contained world of Middle-earth to the twentieth-century parallels presented in the trilogy.

J. R. R. Tolkien's Sanctifying Myth

Understanding Middle-earth

Author: Bradley J. Birzer

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497648912

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 245

View: 8416

Since the appearance of The Lord of the Rings in 1954, J. R. R. Tolkien’s works have always sold briskly, appealing to a wide and diverse audience of intellectuals, religious believers, fantasy enthusiasts, and science fiction aficionados. Now, Peter Jackson’s film version of Tolkien’s trilogy—with its accompanying Rings-related paraphernalia and publicity—is playing a unique role in the dissemination of Tolkien’s imaginative creation to the masses. Yet, for most readers and viewers, the underlying meaning of Middle-earth has remained obscure. Bradley Birzer has remedied that with this fresh study. In J. R. R. Tolkien’s Sanctifying Myth: Understanding Middle-earth, Birzer explains the surprisingly specific religious symbolism that permeates Tolkien’s Middle-earth legendarium. He also explores the social and political views that motivated the Oxford don, ultimately situating Tolkien within the Christian humanist tradition represented by Thomas More and T. S. Eliot, Dante and C. S. Lewis. Birzer argues that through the genre of myth Tolkien created a world that is essentially truer than the one we think we see around us every day, a world that transcends the colorless disenchantment of our postmodern age. “A small knowledge of history,” Tolkien once wrote, “depresses one with the sense of the everlasting weight of human iniquity.” As Birzer demonstrates, Tolkien’s recognition of evil became mythologically manifest in the guise of Ringwraiths, Orcs, Sauron, and other dark beings. But Tolkien was ultimately optimistic: even weak, bumbling hobbits and humans, as long as they cling to the Good, can finally prevail. Bradley Birzer has performed a great service in elucidating Tolkien’s powerful moral vision.

Die wirkliche Mittelerde

Tolkiens Mythologie und ihre Wurzeln im Mittelalter

Author: Arnulf Krause

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783806224788

Category: Fantasy literature, English

Page: 229

View: 1955


The mythology of Middle-earth

Author: Ruth S. Noel

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)


Category: Fiction

Page: 198

View: 5527

The detailed, scholarly study of Tolkien's myth of Middle-earth compares the themes, places, beings, and things in his writings to the historic myths that have evolved in many cultures

Frodos Reisen

der Atlas zu J. R. R. Tolkien "Der Herr der Ringe"

Author: Barbara Strachey

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 9783608950069


Page: 110

View: 9991


Tolkiens größte Helden - Wie die Hobbits die Welt eroberten


Author: Bernhard Hennen

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641094054

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 8815

Wann haben Sie zum ersten Mal J. R. R. Tolkiens Meisterwerk »Der Hobbit« gelesen? Was haben dieses berühmteste aller Fantasy-Abenteuer und diese einzigartige Welt Mittelerde in Ihnen ausgelöst? Diesen Fragen und noch vielen mehr widmen sich Bernhard Hennen und eine hochkarätige Auswahl der besten Fantastik-Autoren. Dabei erzählen sie nicht nur von ihren persönlichen Begegnungen mit Tolkiens Welt, sondern bieten eine Fülle an interessanten und aufregenden Hintergrundinformationen rund um die größten kleinen Helden der Weltliteratur.

Splintered Light

Logos and Language in Tolkien's World

Author: Verlyn Flieger

Publisher: Kent State University Press

ISBN: 9780873387446

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 196

View: 6723

J. R. R. Tolkien is perhaps best known for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, but it is in The Silmarillion that the true depth of Tolkien's Middle-earth can be understood. The Silmarillion was written before, during, and after Tolkien wrote The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. A collection of stories, it provides information alluded to in Tolkien's better known works and, in doing so, turns The Lord of the Rings into much more than a sequel to The Hobbit, making it instead a continuation of the mythology of Middle-earth. Verlyn Flieger's expanded and updated edition of Splintered Light, a classic study of Tolkien's fiction first published in 1983, examines The Silmarillion and The Lord of the Rings in light of Owen Barfield's linguistic theory of the fragmentation of meaning. Flieger demonstrates Tolkien's use of Barfield's concept throughout the fiction, showing how his central image of primary light splintered and refracted acts as a metaphor for the languages, peoples, and history of Middle-earth.