Tolkien and the Invention of Myth: A Reader

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At what stage in J.R.R. Tolkien's reading of other literatures and mythologies did he conceive of the fantastic mythology of Middle-earth that has become so deeply entrenched in contemporary culture? At what point did medieval epic and legend spark Tolkienian myth? The eighteen essays in Tolkien and the Invention of Myth examine the ancient Greek, Latin, Old Norse, Old English, and Finnish sources from which Tolkien appropriated the concepts, images, characterizations, contexts, and theories that inform his own fictional ...

Tolkien and the Invention of Myth: A Reader 2008, University Press of Kentucky, Lexington

ISBN-13: 9780813192017

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Tolkien and the Invention of Myth: A Reader 2004, University Press of Kentucky

ISBN-13: 9780813123011

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