Defending middle-earth : Tolkien: Myth and Modernity. / Patrick Curry.
- ISBN: 9780544106567 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2004.
What are millions of readers all over the world getting out of reading The Lord of the Rings? Newly reissued with a new afterword, Patrick Curry's Defending Middle-earth argues, in part, that Tolkien has found a way to provide something close to spirit in a secular age. His focus is on three main aspects of Tolkien's fiction: the social and political structure of Middle-earth and how the varying cultures within it find common cause in the face of a shared threat; the nature and ecology of Middle-earth and how what we think of as the natural world joins the battle against mindless, mechanized destruction; and the spirituality and ethics of Middle-earth, for which Curry provides a particularly insightful and resonant examination that will deepen the understanding of the millions of fans who have taken The Lord of the Rings to heart.
Electronic reproduction. Boston : Mariner Books, 2004. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 205 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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