Understanding The Lord of the Rings   -     Edited By: Rose Zimbardo, Neil D. Isaacs
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Collected in one place are the most important pieces ever written on Tolkien's masterpiece---W.H. Auden on the nature of the hero quest, C.S. Lewis on the value of myth, Edmund Fuller on the nature of the fairy tale, Marion Bradley on hero worship, and Tom Shippey on the film trilogy. 304 pages, softcover. Houghton Mifflin.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 304
Vendor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0618422536
ISBN-13: 9780618422531
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Understanding The Lord of the Rings: The Best of Tolkien Criticism is the definitive collection of essays on Tolkien's masterpiece. The essays span fifty years of critical reaction, from the first publication of The Fellowship of the Ring through the release of Peter Jackson's film trilogy, which inspired a new generation of readers to discover the classic work and prior generations to rediscover its power and beauty.
Fans and scholars alike will appreciate these important, insightful, and timely pieces. Fourteen of the fifteen have been previously published but are gathered here for the first time. The final essay in the volume, "The Road Back to Middle-earth" by Tom Shippey, was commissioned especially for this collection. Shippey examines how Peter Jackson translated the text into film drama, shaping the story to fit the understanding of a modern audience without compromising its deep philosophical core.

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