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  • ISBN 061812764X
  • ISBN13 978-0618127641
  • Language English
  • Author T. A. Shippey
  • Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (March 2001)
  • Pages 347
  • Formats rtf mbr lrf lrf
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory History and Criticism
  • Size ePub 1492 kb
  • Size Fb2 1551 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 896

A world-renowned Tolkien scholar presents readers with a fascinating companion to the major works of J.R.R. Tolkien, offering a critical analysis of The Lord of the Rings as a linguistic and cultural map--a reaction to the origin and nature of evil.

Tolkien: Author of the Century is a work of literary criticism written by Tom Shippey. It is about the work of .

Tolkien: Author of the Century is a work of literary criticism written by Tom Shippey. In it, Shippey argues for the relevance of Tolkien today and attempts to firmly establish Tolkien's literary merits. The Road to Middle-earth, an earlier Shippey book on Tolkien.

Tom Shippey taught at Oxford University at the same time as . This book is really an exceptionally well-written view of JRR Tolkien. Tolkien and with the same syllabus, which gives him an intimate familiarity with the works that fueled Tolkien's imagination. As a dedicated Tolkien fan, I read just about everything by and about him, and Shippey's insightful angle of learning about him by studying what he wrote and why is wonderfully interesting, and different from the standard biography that Tolkien so hated.

Shippey also discusses Tolkien's ancient sources. I'm familiar with a few of them (Beowulf, some other The title of this book is not as overblown as it sounds; Shippey is making the case for Tolkien as "an author of the century, the twentieth century, responding to the issues and the anxieties of that century. When Harold Bloom is forced to address the title of your book when writing a literary critique of The Lord of the Rings, regardless of the entire content of your book, you have truly accomplished something. I've recently started digging into the discourse which surrounds . Tolkien as I slowly plow through The Lord of the Rings for the second time in my life.

Tolkien scholar, Professor Tom Shippey, presents us with a fascinating and informed companion to the world of .

Following the unprecedented and universal acclaim for The Lord of the Rings, the respected academic and world-renowned Tolkien scholar, Professor Tom Shippey, presents us with a fascinating and informed companion to the world of . Tolkien, in particular focusing on The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion.

he „rst made in The Road to Middle-earth, but he also supplements these. arguments with new approaches and with material he has published. over the last „fteen years in journals, conference proceedings and essay. In what is probably a bow to market pressures (Author of the. Century is published by Harper Collins in England and Houghton Mif‰in. in the United States< the book has no foot- or end-notes and clearly aims. Shippey shows, on Tolkien&s reconstruction of a possible meaning for the. disputed Middle English word ^^wodwos&& in Sir Gawain and the Green.

Shippey presents a unique argument to explain the nature of evil and gives readers a compelling insight into the . Recent polls have consistently declared that . Tolkien is "the most influential author of the century" and THE LORD OF THE RINGS is "the book of the century.

Shippey presents a unique argument to explain the nature of evil and gives readers a compelling insight into the complicated interweaving of many strands as the narrative moves between characters and into the remarkable skill behind the construction of such a rich and complex story.

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Among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the twentieth century. Earth jrr tolkien book of lost tales.

Those authors of the twentieth century who have spoken most powerfully to and for their contemporaries have for . Tolkien furthermore had distinguished predecessors in the previous century.

Those authors of the twentieth century who have spoken most powerfully to and for their contemporaries have for some reason found it necessary to use the metaphoric mode of fantasy, to write about worlds and creatures which we know do not exist, whether Tolkien’s ‘Middle-earth’, Orwell’s ‘Ingsoc’, the remote islands of Golding and Wells, or the Martians and Tralfa-madorians.

Tolkien: Author of the Century (ISBN 0-618-25759-4) is the second major work of Tolkien scholarship by Tom Shippey, published in 2000 by Houghton Mifflin. It is a study of facets of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion in contexts of the era . Tolkien conceived them in. Shippey makes argumentation for Tolkien and his works' distinguished places above their contemporaries.

Talk about J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century


GAZANIK
I must begin by saying I read the book believing it was a discussion of the Middle Earth books and their place in literature and a biography of Tolkien mixed in. It is a far greater analysis of the author, his works, and a explanation of the role philology played in Tolkien's creative procexx. The author, himself a philosophically trained Professor, brings forth an very detailed explanation of the origins and impact this knowledge the history, originx, and relationships of language had on Professor Tolkien's works.
The text have me a better understanding how Tolkien's own academic interests helped form his most seminal texts, but also how these successes weighed down his other academic and literary endeavors. I can recommend the book to any student of writing, history, literary creation, or Tolkien Devotees. However, people immersed in the Cinemanic Middle Earth may not enjoy the book as much.
Xurad
I have read this book many times over. If you are like me, a person that cannot get enough Tolkien, you will enjoy this book and the other one written by Shippey. They provide tremendous insight and understanding into how Tolkien wrote these books and where he got a lot of ideas from etc. For me personally, I found the chapters dealing with his other works to be far more interesting. The whole "Faerie" Lost Road angle I found to be mesmerizing. The idea that he had spent maybe so much his life engaged in sub-creative fantasy worlds that he wanted to believe there was a "Lost Road" to it was both poignant and sad to me. It is the same feeling I had after finishing The Lord of The Rings.
Faulkree
I was prompted to read his book after watching the appendices from the five-disc sets to the three Hobbit movies and the five-disc sets to the three Lord Of The Rings movies. Tom Shippey was interviewed extensively in all, and he provided quite a bit of scholarly background that enhanced the viewing of all six movies. The book did not disappoint. He writes as well as he speaks, and his perspective as a scholar is invaluable in gaining further insight into the world created by Tolkien. Next steps? Why, read all four books again, and then watch the appendices to hear Shippey's contribution to them. I can't wait. But the book is about more than these classics, and he writes thoughtfully about all of Tolkien's works. This book is well worth reading, and re-reading.
Fawrindhga
This book is really an exceptionally well-written view of JRR Tolkien. As a dedicated Tolkien fan, I read just about everything by and about him, and Shippey's insightful angle of learning about him by studying what he wrote and why is wonderfully interesting, and different from the standard biography that Tolkien so hated. I enjoyed this book very much, and keep it close at hand with my other best-loved reference material about Tolkien.
Ieregr
A truly enjoyable book on the scholarship behind the writing of Tolkien and LotR. Mr. Shippey brings to life the depth of knowledge inherent in Tolkien's fantasy works. It is wonderful how he explains how Tolkien's love of philology and works like Beowulf and the Elder Edda informs his writing.
Iseared
This is an excellent book for anyone who wants an in-depth view of Tolkien. Most people today aren't philologists, so a lot of the depth of Tolkien's work is lost to the average reader. Shippey does an awesome job taking a microscope to the text and showing the incredible intricacy of The Silmarillion, Hobbit, and LotR. He shows the reader which ancient works Tolkien used for his own subcreation, as well as the way that those 'real' worlds and words affected his. It's definitely a great book for anyone who's interested in learning more about Tolkien and how his work is an extension of his philology. It shows how masterful Tolkien was, and how sophisticated his work is. Shippey is an amazing philologist in his own right, and the analysis in this book shows his academic caliber.
Tolrajas
Starting with Shippey's opening claim that "The dominant literary mode of the twentieth century has been the fantastic," this is a fascinating study of Tolkien, what influenced him, and what he in turn influenced. Shippey discusses the concepts of Evil and Myth, and places Tolkien in a group of "traumatized" authors, mostly veterans, who wrote non-realistic fiction (Orwell, Vonnegut, Golding, CS Lewis, TH White, Heller, and (stretching it a bit) LeGuin). Shippey also continues his examination of the pagan roots of Tolkien's concept of courage from his 1983 "The Road to Middle-earth," and includes a useful chapter on the often-neglected shorter works. His examination of the critics who dismiss Tolkien offers excellent insights into the failures of modern criticism. This book is a good place for the novice reader of Tolkien criticism to start, and there is an extensive bibliography of other critical works. The copy I borrowed on interlibrary-loan is full of post-it notes awaiting transfer to the copy I have on order!