Tolkien, race and cultural history: from fairies to Hobbits

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Palgrave Macmillan, 2009 - Literary Criticism - 240 pages
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Fimi explores the evolution of Tolkien's mythology throughout his lifetime by examining how it changed as a result of his life story and contemporary cultural and intellectual history. This new approach and scope brings to light neglected aspects of Tolkien's imaginative vision and contextualizes his fiction. 

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DIMITRA FIMI is Associate Lecturer at Cardiff University, UK. Her research interests include the history of fantasy literature, folklore and popular culture, literary adaptations, and the interaction between literature and visual culture.