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Twenty-First-Century Tolkien - What Middle-Earth Means To Us Today

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Fascinating.... Wonderfully exhilarating.' Mail on Sunday

An engaging, original and radical reassessment of J.R.R. Tolkien, revealing how his visionary creation of Middle-Earth is more relevant now than ever before.

What is it about Middle-Earth and its inhabitants that has captured the imagination of millions of people around the world? And why does Tolkien's visionary creation continue to fascinate and inspire us eighty-five years on from its first appearance?

Beginning with Tolkien's earliest influences and drawing on key moments from his life, Twenty-First-Century Tolkien is an engaging and radical reinterpretation of the beloved author's work. Not only does it trace the genesis of the original books, it also explores the later adaptations and reworkings that cemented his reputation as a cultural phenomenon, including Peter Jackson's blockbuster films of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit and the highly anticipated TV series The Rings of Power.

Delving deep into topics such as friendship, failure, the environment, diversity, and Tolkien's place in a post-Covid age, Nick Groom takes us on an unexpected journey through Tolkien's world, revealing how it is more relevant now than ever before.

About the author

Nick Groom is currently Professor of Literature in English at the University of Macau, having previously held positions at the universities of Bristol, Chicago, Stanford and Exeter, where he holds an Honorary Professorship. His previous books include The Forger's Shadow, The Union Jack, The Seasons, The Gothic and The Vampire.

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'Fascinating.... Wonderfully exhilarating.' Mail on Sunday

Finalist for The Tolkien Society Best Book Award

An engaging, original and radical reassessment of J.R.R. Tolkien, revealing how his visionary creation of Middle-Earth is more relevant now than ever before.

What is it about Middle-Earth and its inhabitants that has captured the imagination of millions of people around the world? And why does Tolkien's visionary creation continue to fascinate and inspire us eighty-five years on from its first appearance?

Beginning with Tolkien's earliest influences and drawing on key moments from his life, Twenty-First-Century Tolkien is an engaging and radical reinterpretation of the beloved author's work. Not only does it trace the genesis of the original books, it also explores the later adaptations and reworkings that cemented his reputation as a cultural phenomenon, including Peter Jackson's blockbuster films of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit and the highly anticipated TV series The Rings of Power.

Delving deep into topics such as friendship, failure, the environment, diversity, and Tolkien's place in a post-Covid age, Nick Groom takes us on an unexpected journey through Tolkien's world, revealing how it is more relevant now than ever before.

Foreword

An engaging, original and radical reassessment of J.R.R. Tolkien, revealing how his visionary creation of Middle-Earth is more relevant now than ever before.

Product details

Authors Nick Groom
Publisher Atlantic Books
 
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 07.09.2023
 
EAN 9781838957001
ISBN 978-1-83895-700-1
No. of pages 480
Dimensions 129 mm x 198 mm x 34 mm
Weight 428 g
Illustrations B&W illustrations
Subjects Humanities, art, music > Linguistics and literary studies > General and comparative literary studies
Non-fiction book > Art, literature > Literature: general, reference works

20th Century, Social & cultural history, LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 20th Century, 21st Century, 20th century, c 1900 to c 1999, 21st century, c 2000 to c 2100, Cultural and media studies

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