Tolkien's legendarium : essays on The history of Middle-earth

edited by Verlyn Flieger and Carl F. Hostetter

As a scholar of mediaeval languages and literature, J.R.R. Tolkien brought to his fiction an intense interest in myth and legend. When he died in 1973, he left behind a vast body of unpublished material related to his fictive mythology. Now edited and published as "The History of Middle-Earth" by his son and literary executor, Christopher Tolkien, these 12 volumes provide a record of the growth of J.R.R. Tolkien's mythology from its beginnings in 1917 to the time of his death more than 50 years later. The material in these volumes offers an insight into Tolkien's process of myth-making and is a guide to the world of his literary works. An opening essay by Rayner Unwin, Tolkien's publisher for many years, surveys the publication history of the collection. The essays that follow, each written by an expert contributor, explore a wide range of topics related to "The History of Middle-Earth". Included are discussions of Tolkien's languages, the evolution of his vision over time, the shifting importance of central characters, and the effect of his mythology on "The Lord of the Rings". By exploring this mythological compendium, the volume sheds further light on the entire body of J.R.R. Tolkien's works and should prove of interest to those interested in his writings.

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  • Part 1 The History: Early Days of Elder Days, Rayner Unwin
  • The Development of Tolkien's Legendarium - Some Threads in the Tapestry of Middle-Earth, Christina Scull
  • "A Continuing and Evolving Creation" - Distractions in the Later History of Middle-Earth, Wayne G. Hammond
  • On the Construction of "The Silmarillion", Charles E. Noad
  • The Literary Value of "The History of Middle-Earth", David Bratman. Part 2 The Languages: Gnomish is Sindarin - the Conceptual Evolution of an Elvish Language, Christopher Gilson
  • Certhas, Skirditalia, Fupark - a Feigned History of Runic Origins, Arden R. Smith
  • Three Elvish Verse Modes Ann-thennath, Minlamad Thent/Estent and Linnod, Patrick Wynne and Carl F. Hostetter. Part 3 The Cauldron and the Cook: Tolkien's Lyric Poetry, Joe R. Christopher
  • Some of Tolkien's Narrators, Paul Edmund Thomas
  • The Footsteps of AElfwine, Verlyn Flieger
  • The Lost Road, the Dark Tower and the Notion Club Papers - Tolkien and Lewis's Time Travel Triad, John D. Ratefill
  • Gandalf and Odin, Marjorie Burns
  • Turin's Ofermod - an Old English Theme in the Development of Turin, Richard C. West
  • Appendix - Christopher Tolkien - a Bibliography, Douglas A. Anderson.

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書名 Tolkien's legendarium : essays on The history of Middle-earth
著作者等 Hostetter Carl F.
Flieger Verlyn
シリーズ名 Contributions to the study of science fiction and fantasy
出版元 Greenwood Press
刊行年月 2000
ページ数 xvi, 274 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 0313305307
NCID BA46885726
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国