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The Resource A question of time : J.R.R. Tolkien's road to Faërie, Verlyn Flieger

A question of time : J.R.R. Tolkien's road to Faërie, Verlyn Flieger

Label
A question of time : J.R.R. Tolkien's road to Faërie
Title
A question of time
Title remainder
J.R.R. Tolkien's road to Faërie
Statement of responsibility
Verlyn Flieger
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbitt, The Lord of the Rings, and Silmarillion have long been recognized as among the most popular fiction of the twentieth century, and most critical analysis of Tolkien has centered on these novels. Granted access by the Tolkien estate and the Bodleian Library in Oxford to Tolkien's unpublished writings, Verlyn Flieger uses them here to shed new light on his better known works, revealing a new dimension of his fictive vision and giving added depth of meaning to his writing. Tolkien's concern with time - past and present, real and "faerie"--Captures the wonder and peril of travel into other worlds, other times, other modes of consciousness. Reading his work, we "fall wide asleep" into a dream more real than ordinary waking experience, and emerge with a new perception of the waking world. Flieger explores Tolkien's use of dream as time-travel in his unfinished stories The Lost Road and The Notion Club Papers as well as in The Lord of the Rings and his shorter fiction and poetry. Analyzing Tolkien's treatment of time and time-travel, Flieger shows that he was not just a mythmaker and writer of escapist fantasy but a man whose relationship to his own century was troubled and critical. He achieved in his fiction a double perspective of time that enabled him to see in the mirror of the past the clouded reflection of the present
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Flieger, Verlyn
Dewey number
828/.91209
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6039.O32
LC item number
Z646 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fantasy literature, English
  • Medievalism
  • Literature and history
  • Middle Earth (Imaginary place)
  • Time travel in literature
  • Middle Ages in literature
  • Dreams in literature
  • Time in literature
  • Literature
  • Tolkien, J. R. R.
  • England
Label
A question of time : J.R.R. Tolkien's road to Faërie, Verlyn Flieger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Between worlds and times -- Remembrance that never dies -- Strange powers of the mind -- Over a bridge of time -- Where the dream-fish go -- Travelers between the worlds -- Further off than Sussex -- Frodo's dreams -- Falling asleep again -- A dream of light and dark -- Pitfalls in Faerie -- Epilogue : his gift of glee
Control code
36548852
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 276 pages
Isbn
9780873385749
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97006777
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
A question of time : J.R.R. Tolkien's road to Faërie, Verlyn Flieger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Between worlds and times -- Remembrance that never dies -- Strange powers of the mind -- Over a bridge of time -- Where the dream-fish go -- Travelers between the worlds -- Further off than Sussex -- Frodo's dreams -- Falling asleep again -- A dream of light and dark -- Pitfalls in Faerie -- Epilogue : his gift of glee
Control code
36548852
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 276 pages
Isbn
9780873385749
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97006777
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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