Analyse Tolkien's fictie

Studies die Tolkien's creatie van Midden-aarde in boeken als De Hobbit, In de Ban van de Ring en De Silmarillion analyseren.

In deze boeken vindt u achtergrondinformatie over de door Tolkien verzonnen wereld van Midden-aarde (Middle-earth). De invalshoeken zijn divers; Tolkien als filoloog, als schepper van elfentalen Quenya en Sindarijns, als herschepper van mythologie e.d.

Douglas Anderson e.a. (red.), Tolkien Studies 2

An Annual Scholarly Review. Volume 2. 2005

Contents of Volume 2
Editor's Introduction
Conventions and Abbreviations
"And She Name Her Own Name":Being True to One's Word in Tolkien's Middle-earth
-Richard C. West
Richard C. West: A Checklist
-Compiled by Douglas A. Anderson
Parallel Lives: The Sons of Denethor and the Sons of Telamon
-Miryam Libran-Moreno
The White City: "The Lord of the Rings" as an Early Medieval Myth of the Restoration of the Roman Empire
-Judy Ann Ford
World Creation as Colonization: British Imperialism in "Aldarion and Erendis"
-Elizabeth Massa Hoiem
"Tricksy Lights": Literary and Folkloric Elements in Tolkien's Passage of teh Dead Marshes
-Margaret Sinex
Tolkien and Modernism
-Patchen Mortimer
Tolkien, King Alfred, and Boethius
-John Wm. Houghton and Neal K. Keesee
A Definitive Identification of Tolkien's "Borgil": An Astronomical and Literary Approach
-Kristine Larsen
Love: "The Gift of Death"
-Linda Greenwood
Tolkien's Imaginary Nature: An Analysis of the Structure of Middle-Earth
-Michael J. Brisbois
Obituary: Humphrey Carpenter (1946-2005)
-Douglas A. Anderson

Notes and Documents
The Birthplace of J.R.R. Tolkien
-Beth Russell
J.R.R. Tolkien adn W. Rhys Robert's "Gerald of Wales on the Survival of Welsh"
-Douglas A. Anderson
Gilraen's "Linnod": Function, Genre, Prototype
-Sandra Ballif Straubhaar
Little Nell and Frodo the Halfling
-Dale Nelson
Book Reviews
Addenda and Corrigenda to the 2001-2002 "Tolkien Studies" Bibliography
The Year's Work in Tolkien Studies 2001-2002
-David Bratman
Bibliography (in English) for 2003
-Compiled by Michael D.C. Drout with Melissa Smith-MacDonald

1st edition. Hardback (no dustjacket issued).*

Sarah Arthur, Walking with Frodo

A devotional journey through The Lord of the Rings
Wheaton, 2003. "Leads you through nine pairs of choices -such as darkness or light, betrayal or loyalty- made in The Lord of the Rings and what the Bible has to say about it." Paperback. Geïllustreerd.*

Sarah Arthur, Walking with Bilbo

A devotional adventure through The Hobbit
1e druk. Wheaton, 2005. Quotes uit The Hobbit worden afgezet tegen die uit de Bijbel. Paperback. Geïllustreerd.*

Ted Baehr en Tom Snyder, Frodo & Harry. Crossway, 2003

Understanding visual media and it impact on our lives
Behandeld de invloed van films, met name op kinderen. 1e druk. Paperback.

DeeDee Baldwin (red.), Parma Eruseen

The Essay Collection

2015. 1e druk. Paperback. Collectie artikelen van de website Parma Eruseen.*
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Stanley P. Baldwin, J.R.R. Tolkien: His Life and Works

The Library of Great Authors
Spark Notes, 2003. Overzicht van Tolkiens leven en werk, en samenvattingen van The Hobbit en The Lord of the Rings. 1e druk. Ingebonden (geen stofomslag uitgegeven).*

Gregory Bassham en Eric Bronson (red.), The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy. One Book to Rule Them All

Open Court , 2003
1e druk. Paperback. Een collectie artikelen over thema's de Ring, onsterfelijkheid, tijd en einde.*

Gregory Bassham (red.), The Hobbit and Philosophy

Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series

Blackwell, 2012. 1st edition. Paperback.

J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit is one of the best-loved fantasy books of all time and the enchanting "prequel" to The Lord of the Rings. With the help of some of history's great philosophers, this book ponders a host of deep questions raised in this timeless tale, such as: Are adventures simply "nasty, disturbing, uncomfortable things" that "make you late for dinner," or are they exciting and potentially life-changing events? What duties do friends have to one another? Should mercy be extended even to those who deserve to die?

  • Gives you new insights into The Hobbit's central characters, including Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, Gollum, and Thorin and their exploits, from the Shire through Mirkwood to the Lonely Mountain
  • Explores key questions about The Hobbit's story and themes, including: Was the Arkenstone really Bilbo's to give? How should Smaug's treasure have been distributed? Did Thorin leave his "beautiful golden harp" at Bag-End when he headed out into the Wild? (If so, how much could we get for that on eBay?)
  • Draws on the insights of some of the world's deepest thinkers, from Confucius, Plato, and Aristotle to Immanuel Kant, William Blake, and contemporary American philosopher Thomas Nagel

From the happy halls of Elrond's Last Homely House to Gollum's "slimy island of rock," The Hobbit and Philosophy is a must read for longtime Tolkien fans as well as those discovering Bilbo Baggins and his adventures "there and back again" for the first time. *

Alida Becker (red.), A Tolkien Treasury. Stories, poems and illustrations celebrating the author and his world

Philadelphia, 2000. Met essay's van W.H Auden, Colin Wilson, Edmund Wilson e.a. En een sectie met schilderijen van Tim Kirk. Ingebonden. Antiquarisch: zeer goede staat.*

Alida Becker (red.), A Tolkien Treasury - miniatuur editie

Philadelphia, 2012. Met citaten van W.H Auden, Colin Wilson, Edmund Wilson e.a. In z/w geïllustreerd door MIchael Green, in kleur door Tim Kirk. Ingebonden.*

Alida Becker (red.), The Tolkien Scrapbook

Running Press, 1978. 1e druk als paperback. De paperback versie van A Tolkien Treasury. Met essay's van W.H Auden, Colin Wilson, Edmund Wilson e.a. En een sectie met schilderijen van Tim Kirk. Antiquarisch: goede staat.*

James Stuart Bell, The Spiritual World of The Hobbit

Minneapolis, 2013. 1e druk. Paperback.

"Let this book be your guide as you discover hidden truths embedded in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure. As one of the bestselling books of the last hundred years, and now a blockbuster movie, the magical charm of The Hobbit has delighted millions. But there is a spiritual dimension that will strike an even deeper chord. The Spiritual World of the Hobbit will take you behind the scenes, revealing Tolkien's beliefs and motivations. From there it will walk you step-by-step through the story itself, uncovering powerful themes of providence, mercy, and courage that are as important in our own lives today as they were to the hobbits in Middle-earth. "*

Magne Bergland (red.), Angerthas in English 3

Bergen, 1997

Tijdschrift met artikelen als "Law and Administration in The Shire", "Tolkien and Military Strategy", "The Poem Silmessë", "Magic in Middle-earth". Geniet omslag, geïllustreerd.

Bradley J. Birzer, J.R.R. Tolkien's Sanctifying Myth. Understanding Middle-earth

Isi Books, 2002
1e druk. Ingebonden. "Explains the surprisingly specific religious symbolism that permeates Tolkien's Middle-earth legendarium."

Andrew Blake, J.R.R. Tolkien: A Beginner's Guide

Hodder, 2002
Een eenvoudige introductie, bedoeld voor schoolkinderen. 1e druk, paperback, geïllustreerd.

Harold Bloom (red.), J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. Modern Critical Interpretations

Philadelphia, 2000

Bevat: "The Appeal of The Lord of the Rings: A Struggle for Life" by Hugh Keenan, "The Lord of the Rings as Literature" by Burton Raffel, "Frodo Anti-Faust: The Lord of the Rings as Contemporary Mythology" by Randel Helms, "1925-1949(ii): The Third Age" by Humphrey Carpenter, "The Lord of the Rings: Tolkien’s Epic" by Jane Chance Nitzsche, "Defining The Lord of the Rings: An Adventure Story in the Edwardian Mode" by Jared Lobdell, "Recovery: Name in The Lord of the Rings" by David Jeffrey, "The Medieval-Renaissance Vision of The Lord of the Rings" by Rose Zimbardo and "The Quest as Legend: The Lord of the Rings" by Katharyn Crabbe. Alle eerder uitgegeven. 1e druk. Ingebonden.

Harold Bloom (red.), J.R.R. Tolkien. Modern Critical Views

Philadelphia, 2000

Bevat: "Tolkien: The Monster and the Critics" by Thomas Gasque, "Cosmic Order" by Paul Kocher, "Tolkien and Frodo Baggins" by Roger Sale, "The Author (1953-1965)" by Daniel Grotta-Kurska, "The Individuated Hobbit" by Timothy R. O’Neill, "Tolkien’s Prelude" by Anne Petty, "A Mythology for England" by Paul Kocher, "On the Need for Writing Tolkien Criticsm" by Neill Isaacs, "Lit. and Lang" by Tom Shippey and "Myth and Story" by Richard Purtill. Alle eerder verschenen. 1e druk. Ingebonden.

Conrad O'Briain (red.), Tolkien: The Forest and the City

Dublin, 2013. 1e druk. Ingebonden. Essaybundel met o.a. Verly Flieger, Michael Drout, Thomas Honegger en de onvermijdelijke Tom Shippey.

Despite the association of J.R.R. Tolkien with the natural world, Middle-earth as landscape and built environment has been relatively neglected. Tolkien: the forest and the city presents new work by some of the finest scholars in Tolkien studies, as well as research from a number of emerging scholars, addressing this neglect. 

Drawing on a wide variety of critical approaches, from philology to ecocriticism, in a clear, approachable style, this collection explores the interaction of culture and nature that imbues Tolkien’s secondary world with the immediacy of our own. *

Kurt Brunner en Jim Ware, Finding God in The Lord of the Rings

Wheaton, 2001
Citates uit The Lord of the Rings worden gekoppeld uit stukjes uit de Bijbel en de auteurs halen daar een moralistisch lesje uit. Ingebonden.*

Marjorie Burns, Perilous Realms (ingebonden)

Celtic and Norse in Tolkien's Middle-earth
University of Toronto Press, 2005. "well researched and stimulating work that repeatedly offers original insights and contains much to interest the reader who wishes to explore the fascinating web of influences, sources and attitudes underlying Tolkien's Middle-earth". 1e druk. Ingebonden (geen stofomslag uitgegeven). 

Stratford Caldecott, The Power of the Ring

The Spiritual Vision Behind The Lord of the Rings

Crossroad, 2005. 1e druk. Paperback.*

The spiritual intensity of The Lord of the Rings is obvious to anyone who has read the trilogy or watched the films by Peter Jackson. Yet the majority of fans are still not aware that the authors was a devout Roman Catholic. In this book Stratford Caldecott reveals the deeper meanings of the text and films, drawing not only on the classic published works but also on Tolkien's writings unpublished during his lifetime.

Lin Carter, Tolkien: A Look Behind The Lord of the Rings. Ballantine, 1970

3e druk. Pocket. Antiquarisch: zeer goede staat.*

Lin Carter, Tolkien: A Look Behind The Lord of the Rings. Ballantine, 1971

4e druk. Pocket. Antiquarisch: goede staat (rug wat verbleekt. Ex-libris op binnenblad).*

Lin Carter, Tolkien: A Look Behind The Lord of the Rings. Londen, 2003

Gollancz. 1e druk in deze vorm. Ingebonden.*

Erica Challis (red.), The People's Guide to J.R.R. Tolkien.

Cold Spring, 2003
1e druk. Paperback. Collectie van artikelen en recensies die eerder op TheOneRing.net waren verschenen.*

Erica Challis (red.), More People's Guide to J.R.R. Tolkien

Cold Spring Press, 2005
Meer artikelen, interviews en recencies genomen van TheOneRing.net. 1e druk. Paperback.*

Jane Chance Nitzsche, Tolkien's Art

A Mythology for England
Papermac, 1980. 1e druk in deze vorm. Paperback. "tracing in detail the sources and influences, from pagan epic to Christian legend". Antiquarisch: zeer goede staat.*

Jane Chance, The Lord of the Rings. The Mythology of Power

New York, 1992. 1e druk. Ingebonden. "Placing the epic in the 20th century context of Tolkien's life and times." Antiquarisch: zeer goede staat (rug stofomslag wat verbleekt)*

Jane Chance, The Lord of the Rings. The Mythology of Power

New York, 1992. 1e druk. Paperback. Gesigneerd door de auteur op het titelblad. "Placing the epic in the 20th century context of Tolkien's life and times." Antiquarisch: zeer goede staat (rug wat verbleekt)*

Jane Chance, Tolkien's Art. A Mythology for England. Revised Edition

Kentucky, 2001
Paperback. Omslag van Michael Hague. "Placing the epic in the 20th century context of Tolkien's life and times." *

Jane Chance, The Lord of the Rings. The Mythology of Power. Revised Edition

Kentucky, 2001. Paperback. Omslag van Ted Nasmith. "Placing the epic in the 20th century context of Tolkien's life and times."*

Jane Chance en Alfred Siewers (red.), Tolkien's Modern Middle Ages

The New Middle Ages

Palgrave, 2005. 1e druk. Ingebonden (geen stofomslag uitgegeven). Veertien artikelen over Tolkien, waaronder "A Postmodern Medievalist?" van Verlyn Flieger en een geïllustreerd artikel van Ted Nasmith over hoe hij Midden-aarde heeft afgebeeld.*

Jance Chance, Tolkien, Self and Other

"This Queer Creature".

Palgrave, 2019. 1e druk. Paperback.

This book examines key points of J. R. R. Tolkien’s life and writing career in relation to his views on humanism and feminism, particularly his sympathy for and toleration of those who are different, deemed unimportant, or marginalized—namely, the Other. Jane Chance argues such empathy derived from a variety of causes ranging from the loss of his parents during his early life to a consciousness of the injustice and violence in both World Wars. As a result of his obligation to research and publish in his field and propelled by his sense of abjection and diminution of self, Tolkien concealed aspects of the personal in relatively consistent ways in his medieval adaptations, lectures, essays, and translations, many only recently published. These scholarly writings blend with and relate to his fictional writings in various ways depending on the moment at which he began teaching, translating, or editing a specific medieval work and, simultaneously, composing a specific poem, fantasy, or fairy-story. What Tolkien read and studied from the time before and during his college days at Exeter and continued researching until he died opens a door into understanding how he uniquely interpreted and repurposed the medieval in constructing fantasy.*

David Colbert, The Magical Worlds of The Lord of the Rings

A Treasury of Myths, Legends and Fascinating Facts
1e druk. Paperback. Een luchtige kijk op Tolkien en zijn werk, bedoeld voor schoolkinderen. Geïllustreerd.*

Daivd Colbert, De magische wereld van In de Ban van de Ring

De wonderlijke mythen, legenden en feiten achter het meesterwerk van JRR Tolkien
Prometheus, 2003. 1e druk. Paperback. Geïllustreerd. Antiquarisch: zeer goede staat.*

Lisa Coutras< Tolkien's Theology of Beauty

Palgrave, 2016. 1e druk. Ingebonden (geen stofomslag uitgegeven).

 In this book, Lisa Coutras explores the structure and complexity of J.R.R. Tolkien’s narrative theology, synthesizing his Christian worldview with his creative imagination. She illustrates how, within the framework of a theological aesthetics, transcendental beauty is the unifying principle that integrates all aspects of Tolkien’s writing, from pagan despair to Christian joy.
J.R.R. Tolkien’s Christianity is often held in an unsteady tension with the pagan despair of his mythic world. Some critics portray these as incompatible, while Christian analysis tends to oversimplify the presence of religious symbolism. This polarity of opinion testifies to the need for a unifying interpretive lens. The fact that Tolkien saw his own writing as “religious” and “Catholic,” yet was preoccupied with pagan mythology, nature, language, and evil, suggests that these areas were wholly integrated with his Christian  worldview. Tolkien’s Theology of Beauty  examines six structural elements, demonstrating that the author’s Christianity is deeply embedded in the narrative framework of his  creative imagination.*

Patrick Curry, Defending Middle-earth

Tolkien: Myth and Modernity
HoughtonMifflin, 2004. 1e druk. Paperback. "Curry asks why a book that is so loved by readers continues to attract such critical hostility. In a spirited defence of Tolkien's mythological creation, this new study holds that far from being reactionary and 'escapist'".*

Janet Brennan Croft (red), Tolkien and Shakespeare

Essays on Shared Themes and Languages
London, 2007. 1e druk. Paperback.
Tolkien and Shakespeare: one a prolific popular dramatist and poet of the Elizabethan era, the other a twentieth-century scholar of Old English and author of a considerably smaller body of work. Though unquestionably very different writers, the two have more in common than one might expect. These essays focus on the broad themes and motifs which concerned both authors. They seek to uncover Shakespeare's influence on Tolkien through echoes of the playwright's themes and even word choices, discovering how Tolkien used, revised, updated, "corrected," and otherwise held an ongoing dialogue with Shakespeare's works.

The depiction of Elves and the world of Faerie, and how humans interact with them, are some of the most obvious points of comparison and difference for the two writers. Both Tolkien and Shakespeare deeply explored the uses and abuses of power with princes, politics, war, and the lessons of history. Magic and prophecy were also of great concern to both authors, and the works of both are full of encounters with the Other: masks and disguises, mirrors that hide and reveal, or seeing stones that show only part of the truth.*
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Russell W. Dalton, Faith Journey through Fantasy Lands

A Christian Dialogue with Harry Potter, Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings
Minneapolis, 2003.  Een bespreking van Christelijke thematiek in fantasy. Paperback.*

Cath Filmer-Davies, Towards a Good Death: The Fantasy Fiction of C.S. Lewis

Nimrod Publication, 1998
1e druk. Geniet omslag.*