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Tolkien and the Great War

The Threshold of Middle-Earth


Συγγραφέας: Garth John
Εκδότης: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007119530
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 416
Διαστάσεις: 20x3x13
Γλώσσα Γραφής: English
Ημερομηνία 1ης Έκδοσης: 2004
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2004

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Tolkien and the Great War"

* TOLKIEN * Now a major motion picture * Acclaimed as 'the best book about Tolkien', this award-winning biography explores J.R.R. Tolkien's wartime experiences and their impact on his life and his writing of The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings. "To be caught in youth by 1914 was no less hideous an experience than in 1939 ... by 1918 all but one of my close friends were dead." So J.R.R. Tolkien responded to critics who saw The Lord of the Rings as a reaction to the Second World War. Tolkien and the Great War tells for the first time the full story of how he embarked on the creation of Middle-earth in his youth as the world around him was plunged into catastrophe. This biography reveals the horror and heroism that he experienced as a signals officer in the Battle of the Somme and introduces the circle of friends who spurred his mythology to life. It shows how, after two of these brilliant young men were killed, Tolkien pursued the dream they had all shared by launching his epic of good and evil. John Garth argues that the foundation of tragic experience in the First World War is the key to Middle-earth's enduring power. Tolkien used his mythic imagination not to escape from reality but to reflect and transform the cataclysm of his generatuion. While his contemporaries surrendered to disillusionment, he kept enchantment alive, reshaping an entire literary tradition into a form that resonates to this day. This is the first substantially new biography of Tolkien since 1977, meticulously researched and distilled from his personal wartime papers and a multitude of other sources.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Garth John
ISBN: 9780007119530
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 05/07/2004
Εκδότης: HarperCollins Publishers
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback
Σελίδες: 416
Γλώσσα βιβλίου: English
Τόπος έκδοσης: London
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 310 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 20x3x13 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 2 b/w illus, 11 b/w plates (8pp), Index
Ημερομηνία πρώτης έκδοσης: 2004

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