The Mirror Crack'd: Fear and Horror in JRR Tolkien's Major Works

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Fear and horror are an inextricable part of Tolkiens great mythology and his use of medieval sources for his evocations of fear and horror contribute to the distinctive tone of his work. This collection of essays shows how his masterly narrative techniques transform his sources, both familiar and unfamiliar, so that hitherto benign characters, objects and landscapes, as well as his famous monstrous creations, engage with deeply rooted human fears. The essays, by an international group of scholars, confirm Tolkiens worldwide ...

The Mirror Crack'd: Fear and Horror in JRR Tolkien's Major Works 2008, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne

ISBN-13: 9781847186348

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