This is a complete resource for scholars and students of Tolkien, as well as avid fans, with coverage of his life, work, dominant themes, influences, and the critical reaction to his writing.
- An in-depth examination of Tolkien’s entire work by a cadre of top scholars
- Provides up-to-date discussion and analysis of Tolkien’s scholarly and literary works, including his latest posthumous book, The Fall of Arthur, as well as addressing contemporary adaptations, including the new Hobbit films
- Investigates various themes across his body of work, such as mythmaking, medieval languages, nature, war, religion, and the defeat of evil
- Discusses the impact of his work on art, film, music, gaming, and subsequent generations of fantasy writers
Keywords: 20th Century English Literature, Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, Silmarillion, Children of Hurin, Middle-earth, Peter Jackson, Frodo, Bilbo Baggins, medieval mythology, medieval literature, fantasy literature, twentieth-century literature, Inklings, Arda, British literature, high fantasy, literary criticism, philology, Christian literature, CS Lewis, mythopoetry, poetry, mythology