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The nine articles of stimulating literary criticism collected in this volume view Tolkien's work from a variety of medieval perspectives: the device of entrelacement employed in Arthurian romances is used to throw light on the narrative design of The Lord of the Rings- the cultures of Middle-earth are described with the aid of medieval orality and literacy studies- the epic figure of the queen is recalled to reveal the significance of women in Tolkien's trilogy- the character of Eowyn is analyzed in terms of the epic warrior code and the romance chivalric ethos- the role of Elbereth is shown to correspond with the position of the Virgin Mary in the world of medieval believers- the nature of evil is explored through a comparison of Melkor to John Milton's Satan- allusions to medieval Icelandic sagas are detected in Tolkien's works for children- The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth is read in the light of The Battle of Maldon- and Tolkien's literary art is illuminated by way of his own critical essays on Beowulf and fairy-stories. Since all the contributors come from Poland, the phenomenon of Tolkien's prompt and enthusiastic Polish reception is briefly discussed in the introductory chapter.

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Author : Barbara Kowalik
Publisher : Walking Tree Publication
Data Published : 06 June 2013
ISBN : 3905703297
EAN : 9783905703290
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 212 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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