Celebrating Middle-Earth: The Lord of the Rings as a Defense of Western Civilization
John G. West
Inkling Books, 2002 - Literary Criticism - 107 pages
In Celebrating Middle-earth six writers explore the important place that J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings occupies in the literary, political and religious traditions of Western society. Those writers are: John West, Peter Kreeft, Janet Blumberg, Joseph Pearce, Kerry Dearborn and Phillip Goggans. Each discusses the deeper message beneath the story.
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