Green suns and faërie : essays on Tolkien / Verlyn Flieger

Author(s): Flieger, Verlyn, 1933-
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Subjects: Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973--Criticism and interpretation
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, c2012
LC Classification: P, PR
Table of Contents: Preface and Acknowledgments vii
Abbreviations and Conventions xi
pt. One . Tolkien Sub-creator 1
Fantasy and Reality: J.R.R. Tolkien's World and the Fairy-story Essay 5
The Music and the Task: Fate and Free Will in Middle-earth 14
Tolkien and the Idea of the Book 41
Tolkien on Tolkien: "On Fairy-stories," The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings 54
When Is a Fairy Story a Faerie Story? Smith of Wootton Major 65
The Footsteps of Ælfwine 74
The Curious Incident of the Dream at the Barrow: Memory and Reincarnation in Middle-earth 89
Whose Myth Is It? 102
pt. Two . Tolkien in Tradition 111
Tolkien's Wild Men from Medieval to Modern 115
Tolkien and the Matter of Britain 127
Frodo and Aragorn: The Concept of the Hero 141
Bilbo's Neck Riddle 159
Allegory Versus Bounce: Tolkien's Smith of Wootton Major 165
Flieger 165
Shippey 170
A Mythology for Finland: Tolkien and Lonnrot as Mythmakers 179
Tolkien, Kalevala, and "The Story of Kullervo" 185
Brittany and Wales in Middle-earth 202
The Green Knight, the Green Man, and Treebeard: Scholarship and Invention in Tolkien's Fiction 211
Missing Person 223
pt. Three . Tolkien and His Century 233
A Cautionary Tale: Tolkien's Mythology for England 237
The Mind, the Tongue, and the Tale 242
A Post-modern Medievalist 251
Taking the Part of Trees: Eco-conflict in Middle-earth 262
Gilson, Smith, and Baggins 275
The Body in Question: The Unhealed Wounds of Frodo Baggins 283
A Distant Mirror: Tolkien and Jackson in the Looking-glass 292
Permissions and Acknowledgments 304
Notes 306
Works Cited 317
Index 324
Alternate Titles: Cover title: Green suns and faërie : essays on J.R.R. Tolkien
Notes: LCCN: 2011047793
ISBN: 9781606350942 (hardcover : alk. paper)
ISBN: 1606350943 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 317-323) and index
Contents: Tolkien sub-creator. Fantasy and reality: J.R.R. Tolkien's world and the fairy-story essay ; The music and the task: fate and free will in Middle-earth ; Tolkien and the idea of the book ; Tolkien on Tolkien: "On fairy-stories," The hobbit, and The lord of the rings ; When is a fairy story a faërie story? Smith of Wootton Major ; The footsteps of Ælfwine ; The curious incident of the dream at the barrow: memory and reincarnation in Middle-earth ; Whose myth is it? -- Tolkien in tradition. Tolkien's Wild Men from medieval to modern ; Tolkien and the matter of Britain ; Frodo and Aragorn: the concept of the hero ; Bilbo's neck riddle ; Allegory vs. bounce: Tolkien's Smith of Wootton Major ; Flieger ; Shippey ; A mythology for Finland:Tolkien and Lönnrot as mythmakers ; Tolkien, Kalevala, and "The story of Kullervo" ; Brittany and Wales in Middle-earth ; The Green Knight, the Green Man, and Treebeard: scholarship and invention in Tolkien's fiction ; Missing person -- Tolkien and his century. A cautionary tale: Tolkien's mythology for England ; The mind, the tongue, and the tale ; A post-modern medievalist ; Taking the part of trees: eco-conflict in Middle-earth ; Gilson, Smith, and Baggins ; The body in question: the unhealed wounds of Frodo Baggins ; A distant mirror: Tolkien and Jackson in the looking-glass
Physical Description: xi, 331 p. ; 24 cm
OCLC Number: 768607029
ISBN/ISSN: 9781606350942
1606350943

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