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Green suns and faerie

essays on Tolkien

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      • Includes bibliographical references and index.

        StatementKent State University Press
        PublishersKent State University Press
        LC Classifications2012
        The Physical Object
        Paginationxvi, 135 p. :
        Number of Pages77
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        ISBN 10nodata

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I was dazzled by her explanation of the "neck" riddle in The Hobbit and enthralled by her discussions of such disparate topics as reincarnation, the contrast or connection between fate and free will, and especially by her written "debate" with Tom Shippey over Smith of Wootton Major.

Verlyn Flieger

This is a goldmine of ideas for an aspiring fantasy writer. Tolkien's popularity has never been higher. Master of Middle-earth: The Achievement of J. In Green Suns and Faerie we have a collection of some of her best work divided into three parts: first examining Tolkien's world and its relationship to our own, then looking at Tolkien's use of the medieval story traditon, and finally placing Tolkien within the context of twentieth century modernism.

Green Suns and Faërie: Essays on J.R.R. Tolkien by Verlyn Flieger

Mythology is language and language is mythology. With discussions ranging from Tolkien's concepts of the hero to the much-misunderstood nature of Bilbo's last riddle in The Hobbit, Flieger reveals Tolkien as a man of both medieval learning and modern sensibility--one who is deeply engaged with the past and future, the regrets and hopes, the triumphs and tragedies, and above all the profound difficulties and dilemmas of his troubled century.

Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 2012. So, last week Tuesday brought my copy of Verlyn's latest book, GREEN SUNS AND FAERIE: ESSAYS ON J. Tolkien is an important milestone in the field of Tolkien scholarship. The two essays that moved me the most were "The Footsteps of Aelfwine" and "The Body in Question: The Unhealed Wounds of Frodo Baggins.

I didn't like this quite as much asbecause as it's a collection of essays, there's a certain amount of repetition of theme and detail.