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Tolkien and the study of his sources

Jason Fisher

Tolkien and the study of his sources

critical essays

by Jason Fisher

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Published by McFarland & Co. in Jefferson, N.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sources,
  • Criticism and interpretation

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementedited by Jason Fisher
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR6039.O32 Z8397 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 228 p. ;
    Number of Pages228
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25032640M
    ISBN 100786464828
    ISBN 109780786464821
    LC Control Number2011025104
    OCLC/WorldCa731009810

    John Garth describes his contribution, “Tolkien, Exeter College and the Great War,” as a supplement to his book Tolkien and the Great War (which received a scholarship award at the Mythcon). It presents a fair amount of new research, for example from memoirs and unpublished documents.


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Risden and Jason Fisher) address source criticism itself, to give the reader a better understanding of the topic/5(10). "Tolkien and a Study of His Sources" is a collection of essays written by current Tolkien scholars, reflecting on different works and authors who may have influenced Tolkien.

Three introductory chapters (written by Tom Shippey, E. Risden and Jason Fisher) address source criticism itself, to give the reader a better understanding of the topic/5(10).

However, considering that is only two essays out of 11, the volume is indeed useful for a deeper study of JRR Tolkien. more "Tolkien and a Study of His Sources" is a collection of essays written by current Tolkien scholars, reflecting on different works and authors who may have influenced Tolkien/5.

When Tolkien's works became wildly popular in the s, there were books published about Tolkien's sources. Those books emphasized the Norse myths and sagas, the Eddas, and for the touch of the exotic, the : McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers.

Tolkien and the Study of His Sources: Critical Essays. Source criticism—analysis of a writer’s source material—has emerged as one of the most popular approaches in /5(6). Tolkien and the Study of His Sources: Critical Essays, edited by Jason Fisher, is a collection of essays — dealing with source criticism — on J.R.R.

Tolkien's works. The book was awarded the Mythopoeic Society's Mythopoeic Scholarship Award for Inklings Studies. About the Book. 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. "Tolkien and a Study of His Sources" is a collection of essays written by current Tolkien scholars, reflecting on different works and authors who may have influenced Tolkien.

Three introductory chapters (written by Tom Shippey, E. Risden and Jason Fisher) address source criticism itself, 5/5(2).

Since anyone who has read Tolkien's letters is well aware of this aversion, it seems odd to think that some of the best known and most highly regarded Tolkien scholars would contribute to a book of essays titled "Tolkien and the Study of His Sources."5/5(2).

Książka, o której mowa, Tolkien and the Study of His Sources: Critical Essays, zajmuje się badaniem źródeł inspiracji Tolkiena, jak wskazuje sam orem zbioru esejów i autorem Przedmowy oraz jednego z artykułów jest Jason Fisher - posiada on swojego internetowego bloga, skąd można było dowiedzieć się o miałam nawet w swoich ulubionych.

We think Tolkien is a great author, and you can learn a lot about the craft of writing, the English language (and maths and science and citizenship and lots more) by reading his works.

If you have chosen to work on Tolkien for a paper, project or thesis, we are delighted. We have put together two lists – books by Tolkien and books about. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien CBE FRSL (/ r uː l ˈ t ɒ l k iː n /; 3 January – 2 September ) was an English writer, poet, philologist, and was the author of the classic high fantasy works The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

He served as the Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon and Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford, from to and Notable works: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings.

The first version of this study became my doctoral dissertation -- “Studies in the Sources of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.“1 Throughout the years that followed while I was either teaching college English or working as a librarian, I have continued my research.

The original study was based on about twenty-five sagas; that number File Size: 8MB. The last chapter, “Biography as Source: Niggles and Notions” by Diana Pavlac Glyer and Josh B. Long, who was a research assistant on Glyer’s study of the creative influences of Inklings, The Company They Keep: C.S.

Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien as Writers of Community, is an addendum to that book. Tolkien left behind a wealth of stories, poems, essays, lectures, letters, and notes that scholars have continued to study for decades after his death.

New books, monographs, and papers continue to be published to this day on Tolkien’s writings in core areas such as literary analysis, philology, and constructed languages, with applications to.

Books about Tolkien Back to The Author Aside from the number of short ‘Guides’ to Tolkien and his works by publishers such as York Notes, Barron’s Book Notes, SparkNotes, and even Dummy’s Guide, there are also many excellent books that deal with his created works. Tolkien and the study of his sources: critical essays.

[Jason Fisher;] -- "This compendium by leading Tolkien scholars describes the theory and methodology for proper source criticism of Tolkien's works and then provides practical demonstrations of the approach.

The new Critical Companion to J.R.R. Tolkien provides a reliable, up-to-date, and encyclopedic source of information on this influential writer. Coverage includes: A concise but thorough biography of Tolkien Entries on all the novels, stories, and poems Tolkien published in his lifetime, including a chronology, a list of Internet sources, a Author: Christina Bell.

McFarland works closely with Google Books to provide previews of the titles they publish. I’m happy to report you can now read an excerpt from my book, Tolkien and the Study of His Sources, point your browsers amount you’ll get to read may vary depending on where in the world you are, but if you can see what I am seeing right now, then.

Tolkien and the Study of His Sources "Reading John Buchan in Search of J.R.R. Tolkien" Lembas Extra "The Frisian Hobbit" "The Slovenian Hobbit" Beyond Bree May issue "Journey to the Center of Middle-earth" (The influence of Jules Verne on The Hobbit) External links.

Interview with Mark T. Hooker. But even so, I’ve been remiss in making the announcement that my book, Tolkien and the Study of His Sources: Critical Essays, is now published and available for purchase. It can be ordered directly from McFarland, as well as from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The Book Depository, and many other retailers.

Referring to Tolkien’s abandoned time-travel novel, The Notion Club Papers, of the s, Bowers said: “In it, someone has written a book that then gets lost and Tolkien, in his Author: Dalya Alberge.

Tolkien and Welsh (Tolkien a Chymraeg), a collection of articles on J.R.R. Tolkien's use of Welsh language and culture by Mark T. Hooker has been released. Tolkien and Welsh provides an overview of n's use of Welsh in his Legendarium, ranging from the obvious (Gwynfa), to the apparent (Took), to the veiled (Gerontius), to the hidden (Goldberry).

Although Tolkien's literary works have, over the past few decades, attracted a considerable and varied body of criticism, much of this material is inaccessible, unreflective, and repetitive. Most criticism has concentrated on his sources and biographical influences, but such studies generally do not look beyond his interest in medieval literature/5(2).

The four-volume, deluxe pocket boxed set contains J.R.R. Tolkien's epic masterworks The Hobbit and the three volumes of The Lord of the Rings (The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King).

Each book features a leatherette cover with stamped title and all four books. Read article. Monday 29 September in Articles. The Original Red Book. Among the sources for Tokien's languages was Welsh, and the Welsh stories of the 'Red Book of Hergest' appear to have also had an influence on the narratives of Tolkien's fictional 'Red Book of Westmarch'.

Modern Fantasy. The Faerie Queene, by Edmund Spenser [] Stories from the Faerie Queene, by Mary Macleod []. 3 Nicholas Birns, 'The Stones and the Book: Tolkien, Mesopotamia, and Biblical Mythopoeia,' in Tolkien and the Study of His Sources: Critical Essays, ed.

Jason Fisher (Jefferson: McFarland, ), pp. Like his father, an Oxford linguist, Mr. Tolkien spent much of his life devoted to books, and surrounded by them. Both men were scholars of Old and Middle English, and both lectured at Oxford.

I read the Edwards book. It is especially good for understanding Tolkien’s scholarly life. Carpenter has a ‘day in the life’ section in his biography, but Edwards really gave me an idea of the enormous amount of time Tolkien gave to his profession: not only teaching (he gave many more lectures than was strictly required), but preparing for lectures, working with his.

J.R.R. Tolkien, in full John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, (born January 3,Bloemfontein, South Africa—died September 2,Bournemouth, Hampshire, England), English writer and scholar who achieved fame with his children’s book The Hobbit () and his richly inventive epic fantasy The Lord of the Rings (–55). At age four Tolkien, with his mother and younger.

His father - a bank clerk named Arthur Reuel Tolkien - had relocated from England to South Africa with his wife, Mabel Tolkien, and on January 3,John Ronald Reuel Tolkien.

And now the Center for the Study of C.S. Lewis & Friends at Taylor University in Upland, IN is having a digital “tea” with the Beren and Lúthien at the core of it.

We will take turns doing some readings in a Zoom gathering, sharing from Tolkien’s letters, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, and “The Lay of Leithian.”. Christopher Tolkien, who has died a edited and published a huge body of writings left by his father, JRR Tolkien, extending the world of Middle-earth created in The Hobbit () and The Author: John Garth.

According to Shippey, Tolkien would be the prime example of one who would “study things only for the sake of words”.

In fact, Tolkien was even quoted to say that, when writing his books The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, he established the language first and “the stories were made to provide a world for them.”.

Tolkien’s acknowledgement of Morris’s influence is not just a casual wave of the hand in his general direction, but specific and detailed, identifying two of his novels in particular.

A careful study of these two books shows a number of very interesting and important connections between Morris’s writing and Tolkien’s. Jason Fisher--the editor of Tolkien and the Study of His Sources (McFarland, ), and the host of the blog 'Lingwë: Musings of a Fish' -- says: Tolkien and Welsh "should be pretty accessible to most readers." Mark gets "into some of the particulars of Welsh (and Sindarin) phonology--especially on the matter of mutation, a prominent feature.

I put together a short blog post about five books I would recommend to Tolkien fans who want to read more scholarship about Tolkien and his works!.

Shippey's J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century. Flieger's Splintered Light: Logos and Language in Tolkien's World. Garth's Tolkien and the Great War. Tolkien and the Study of his Sources: Critical Essays edited by Fisher. The idea of hobbits grew out of Tolkien and his children's fondness for a book with the odd title The Marvelous Land of the Snergs, by Edward A.

Wyke-Smith (source: Marjorie Burns, "Tracking the Elusive Hobbit (In Its Pre-Shire Den)." Tolkien Studies, Volume 4,pg. Snergs by the way are a race of small but strong people. The History of Middle-Earth, Tolkien's son, Christopher's, massive volume study, includes Tolkien's earlier versions of The Silmarillion, a number of stories, poems, and historical apparatuses like that in the appendices of The Return of the King, as well as earlier drafts of LOR.

Each volume contains C. Tolkien's learned commentary. JRR Tolkien Biography. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien () was a scholar of the English language, specializing in old and middle English. He’s best known as the author of the classic fantasy books The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion.

Tolkien was incredibly devoted to the world he created, and you can see his love for it in the attention he. Christopher Tolkien passed away on 16th January. He was the third son of J.R.R. Tolkien, his literary heir and executor.

He published 24 books by Tolkien after the death of his father, including Tolkien’s life’s work, The Silmarillion. Without Christopher Tolkien’s tireless work, Middle-earth would be a great deal smaller.

An obituary.This book is a biography, but also more than that. It reconstructs the little known personal journey of Francis Morgan Osborne (), a Catholic priest born in Port St Mary’s (Spain), guardian and “second father” of J.R.R.

Tolkien, one of the most celebrated authors of our is the result of a thorough investigation, carried out between Spain and England, with ."Ainulindalë", written early in Tolkien's career, demonstrates the importance of music in his legendarium.

According to John Gardner, "Music is the central symbol and the total myth of The Silmarillion, a symbol that becomes interchangeable with light (music's projection)." "The Music of the Ainur", as it appears in The Book of Lost Tales, refers to Norse mythology.