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The Resource Tolkien among the moderns, edited by Ralph C. Wood

Tolkien among the moderns, edited by Ralph C. Wood

Label
Tolkien among the moderns
Title
Tolkien among the moderns
Statement of responsibility
edited by Ralph C. Wood
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"It has long been recognized that J. R. R. Tolkien's work is animated by a profound moral and religious vision. It is less clear that Tolkien's vision confronts the leading philosophical and literary concerns addressed by modern writers and thinkers. This book seeks to resolve such uncertainty. It places modern writers and modern quandaries in lively engagement with the broad range of Tolkien's work, while giving special attention to the textual particularities of his masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings. In ways at once provocative and original, the contributors deal with major modern artists and philosophers, including Miguel de Cervantes, Friedrich Nietzsche, Emmanuel Levinas, Iris Murdoch, and James Joyce. The essays in Tolkien among the Moderns also point forward to postmodernism by examining its implications for Tolkien's work. Looking backward, they show how Tolkien addresses two ancient questions: the problems of fate and freedom in a seemingly random universe, as well as Plato's objection that art can neither depict truth nor underwrite morality. The volume is premised on the firm conviction that Tolkien is not a writer who will be soon surpassed and forgotten--exactly because he has a permanent dwelling place 'among the moderns.'"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.912
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6039.O32
LC item number
Z8383 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Wood, Ralph C.
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  • Tolkien, J. R. R.
  • Tolkien, J. R. R.
  • Philosophy in literature
  • Postmodernism (Literature)
  • Tolkien, J. R. R.
  • PHILOSOPHY / General
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / General
  • Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy in literature
  • Postmodernism (Literature)
Label
Tolkien among the moderns, edited by Ralph C. Wood
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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.
Control code
908376376
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vi, 303 pages
Isbn
9780268019730
Lccn
2015023726
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)908376376
Label
Tolkien among the moderns, edited by Ralph C. Wood
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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.
Control code
908376376
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vi, 303 pages
Isbn
9780268019730
Lccn
2015023726
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)908376376

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