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Author Flieger, Verlyn, 1933-

Title Green suns and faŽrie : essays on Tolkien / Verlyn Flieger

Publ Info Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, [2012]
 Bryant Main Stacks  PR6039.O32 Z6447 2012    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  PR6039.O32 Z6447 2012    AVAILABLE
Descript xi, 331 pages ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 317-323) and index
Contents Part 1. Tolkien sub-creator. Fantasy and reality : J.R.R. Tolkien's world and the fairy-story essay -- The music and the task : fate and free will in Middle-earth -- Tolkien and the idea of the book -- Tolkien on Tolkien : "On fairy-stories," The hobbit, and The lord of the rings -- When is a fairy story a faŽrie story? Smith of Wootton Major -- The footsteps of ∆lfwine -- The curious incident of the dream at the barrow : memory and reincarnation in Middle-earth -- Whose myth is it? -- Part 2. Tolkien in tradition. Tolkien's Wild Men from medieval to modern -- Tolkien and the matter of Britain -- Frodo and Aragorn : the concept of the hero -- Bilbo's neck riddle -- Allegory vs. bounce : Tolkien's Smith of Wootton Major, Flieger, Shippey -- A mythology for Finland : Tolkien and LŲnnrot as mythmakers -- Tolkien, Kalevala, and "The story of Kullervo" -- Brittany and Wales in Middle-earth -- The Green Knight, the Green Man, and Treebeard : scholarship and invention in Tolkien's fiction -- Missing person -- Part 3. Tolkien and his century. A cautionary tale : Tolkien's mythology for England -- The mind, the tongue, and the tale -- A post-modern medievalist -- Taking the part of trees : eco-conflict in Middle-earth -- Gilson, Smith, and Baggins -- The body in question : the unhealed wounds of Frodo Baggins -- A distant mirror : Tolkien and Jackson in the looking-glass
LC subject Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973 -- Criticism and interpretation
ISBN 9781606350942 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1606350943 (hardcover : alk. paper)