Tolkien--a Celebration: Collected Writings on a Literary Legacy

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Joseph Pearce
Ignatius Press, 2001 - Literary Criticism - 204 pages
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Anticipating the great amount of interest in Tolkien's writings due in part to the major theatrical movie release on his classic The Lord of the Rings, this highly readable collection of writings celebrates J.R.R.Tolkien's great literary legacy and the spiritual values that undergird his imaginary Middle-earth. Tolkien: A Celebration includes personal recollections by George Sayer and Walter Hooper, and many fascinating pieces by authors such as James Schall, S.J., Stratford Caldecott and Stephen Lawhead, exploring the threads of inspiration and purpose in his major works. These dip into subjects such as The Sense of Time in Lord of the Rings, Tolkien: Master of Middle-earth, and Tolkien, Lewis and Christian Myth. Fourteen writers contributed to this insightful work on Tolkien, and it will be much-treasured by those who regard him as a literary hero. - Publisher.

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A rather miscellaneous collection on writings on Tolkien, including memories from George Sayer and the controversial Walter Hooper, and articles about his literary influence by Stephen Lawhead (whose own fantasy I have mixed feelings about) and others. Read full review

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Joseph Pearce is a biographer and literary researcher who resides in Norfolk, England. He is the author of several books, including Tolkien: Man and Myth, Wisdom and Innocence: A Life of G. K. Chesterton, and Literary Converts.

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