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Tolkien and the Great War

the threshold of Middle-earth

by John Garth

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Published by Houghton Mifflin in New York, NY .
Written in English


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StatementJohn Garth.
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LC ClassificationsPR
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 398 p. :
Number of Pages398
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22568266M
ISBN 100618331298


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Garth's groundbreaking research forms the basis for an insightful, in-depth, and very well-written analysis of the Tolkien and the Great War book that Tolkien's WWI experiences shaped his by: The book is very well written, albeit progressing a little slowly Tolkien and the Great War book through the beginning.

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This is a necessary book - worth reading not just for the inside dope on Tolkien's mythology (which frankly I'm not that interested in, but the book was compelling anyway). This book is also a thoughtful, sensitive, well-written consideration of the WWI generation, and how the pre-War world and the War itself formed Tolkien and his fellowship of four friends/5.

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Tolkien and the Great War sheds new light on the influence of the Great War on Tolkiens thinking and writing through an astonishing amount of research. Especially the comparison of him to the well known Great War Poets is enlightening.

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He writes that when war broke out, Tolkien was active in an Oxford literary. How the First World War influenced the author of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy: “Very much the best book about J.R.R.

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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.

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Following the war, Tolkien took a job with the Oxford English Dictionary, and began teaching in He continued to teach and write, eventually writing The Hobbit in the early s.

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Tolkien responded to critics who saw The Lord of the Rings as areaction to the Second World : John Garth. Tolkien, Lewis, and the Great War By The pictures on pages and of this book show that grim landscape.

Tolkien’s and Lewis’s reaction to the horrors of the Battle of the Author: Linda Bridges. Tolkien and Lewis possessed two great resources that helped them to overcome the cynicism of their age. The first was their deep attachment to. In the grandest Tolkien battle scene outside of The Lord of the Rings, the author describes a mechanized army, similar to the newly introduced mechanized warfare he’d Author: Jason Daley.

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The Tolkien family originated in the East Prussian town Kreuzburg near Königsberg, where the Tolkien name is attested since the 16th verified paternal line of J. Tolkien Current region: Germany, England.

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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.

Tolkien and the Great War The LOTR has been my favorite book (along with the Hobbit) since I first read them many years ago. I hesitated until recently to read much about Tolkien himself, afraid that if I pulled back that curtain I would discover that his endeavor was not as meaningful for him as it has been for me.

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (JRR Tolkien) served on the Western Front of World War 1. It is believed that his experiences of the horrors war were a. The year is the Great War is eight months away, and this is just a game. Not yet soldiers, Tolkien and his team-mates are Oxbridge undergraduates back in Birmingham for Christmas, and today, in accordance with annual tradition, they are playing rugby against their old school’s First XV.4/5(32).

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Tolkien’s early friendships and experiences in WWI influenced his later mythology. Most works tend to focus on Tolkien’s later years, the influence of C.

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Garth discusses the style of prose (and poem) chosen by Tolkien for his works, a style that deliberately rejected what was /5(83).

World War I transformed Western political and religious lifeand spurred the spiritual quest of soldiers J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S.

Lewis. How did trench warfare shape their writing. Examining the work of both authors in light of their military service, Loconte shows how they used the cataclysm to pen stories infused with sorrow, hope, consolation, and grace.

pages, softcover from : Thomas Nelson. Publication of Tolkien and the Great War by John Garth. 17 December Worldwide release of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King live-action film, directed by Peter Jackson. Aug The Tolkien Society hosts “Tolkien The Ring Goes Ever On” conference in honour of the 50th anniversary of The Lord of the Rings.

Selections from The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien ‘Tolkien’s Great War’ by Hugh Brogan (Children and Their Books, edited Opie) Week 8 – A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight: The Book of Lost Tales ‘The Fall of Gondolin’ (Book of Lost Tales, part two) ‘The Cottage of Lost Play’ (Book of Lost Tales, part one).

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