Tolkien and the Great War: The Threshold of Middle-Earth

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John Garth, winner of the 2004 Mythopoeic Society Scholarship Award, studied English at Oxford University and has since worked as a newspaper journalist in London. A long-standing taste for the works of Tolkien, combined with an interest in the First World War, fueled the five years of research that have gone into Tolkien and the Great War and he has drawn extensively on previously unpublished personal papers as well as Tolkien's service record and other unique military documents.

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Revealing the horror and heroism Tolkien experienced in World War I, the author argues that Tolkien transformed the cataclysm of his generation while many of his contemporaries surrendered to disillusionment.

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Descripción Mariner Books. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Paperback. 432 pages. Dimensions: 8.5in. x 5.5in. x 1.1in.Very much the best book about J. R. R. Tolkien that has yet been written. -- A. N. WilsonA highly intelligent book . . . Garth displays impressive skills both as researcher and writer. -- Max HastingsIt is a strange story that Garth tells, but he tells it clearly and compellingly. -- Tom ShippeySomewhere, I think, Tolkien is nodding in appreciation. -- Charles Matthews, San Jose Mercury NewsGripping from start to finish and offers important new insights. - Library JournalA labor of love in which journalist Garth combines a newsmans nose for a good story with a scholars scrupulous attention to detail. . . Brilliantly argued. -- Daily MailInsight into how a writer turned academia into art, how deeply friendship supports and wounds us, and how the death and disillusionment that characterized World War I inspired Tolkiens lush saga. - Detroit Free PressTo be caught in youth by 1914 was no less hideous an experience than in 1939 . . . by 1918 all but one of my close friends were dead. So J. R. R. Tolkien responded to critics who saw The Lord of the Rings as a reaction to the Second World War. Tolkien and the Great War tells for the first time the full story of how he embarked on the creation of Middle-earth in his youth as the world around him was plunged into catastrophe. This biography reveals the horror and heroism that he experienced as a signals officer in the Battle of the Somme and introduces the circle of friends who spurred his mythology into life. It shows how, after two of these brilliant young men were killed, Tolkien pursued the dream they had all shared by launching his epic of good and evil. This is the first substantially new biography of Tolkien since 1977, meticulously researched and distilled from his personal wartime papers and a multitude of other sources. John Garth argues that the foundation of tragic experience in the First World War is the key to Middle-earths enduring power. Tolkien used his mythic imagination not to escape from reality but to reflect and transform the cataclysm of his generation. While his contemporaries surrendered to disillusionment, he kept enchantment alive, reshaping an entire literary tradition into a form that resonates to this day. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780618574810

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