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).*

Douglas Anderson e.a. (red.), Tolkien Studies 3

An Annual Scholarly Review. Volume 3. 2006

Tolkien Studies: An Annual Scholarly Review, Volume III is the third book in the first scholarly series published by an academic press for the purpose of presenting and reviewing the growing body orf critical commentary and scholarship about J. R. R. Tolkien's writings. Essays in this volume include "Dream Visions of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings" by Amy M. Amendt-Raduege, "Three is Company: Novel, Fairy Tale, and Romance on the Journey through the Shire" by Martin Simpson, and "Beowulf as Fairy-Story: Enchanting the Elegaic in The Two Towers." Eleven essays, plus bibliography for 2004, the years work in review, and an extensive book review section.

1e druk. Ingebonden (geen stofomslag uitgegeven).*

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.*

Mark Atherton, There and Back Again

JRR Tolkien and the Origins of The Hobbit

Tauris, 2012. 1e druk. Ingebonden. Geïllustreerd met foto's.*

'Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.' The prophetic words of Galadriel, addressed to Frodo as he prepared to travel from Lothlorien to Mordor to destroy the One Ring, are just as pertinent to J R R Tolkien's own fiction. For decades, hobbits and the other fantastical creatures of Middle-earth have captured the imaginations of a fiercely loyal tribe of readers, all enhanced by the immense success of Peter Jackson's films: first The Lord of the Rings, and now his new The Hobbit. But for all Tolkien's global fame and the familiarity of modern culture with Gandalf, Bilbo, Frodo and Sam, the sources of the great mythmaker's own myth-making have been neglected. Mark Atherton here explores the chief influences on Tolkien's work: his boyhood in the West Midlands; the landscapes and seascapes which shaped his mythologies; his experiences in World War I; his interest in Scandinavian myth; his friendships, especially with the other Oxford-based Inklings; and the relevance of his themes, especially ecological themes, to the present-day. There and Back Again offers a unique guide to the varied inspirations behind Tolkien's life and work, and sheds new light on how a legend is born.

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.*
Klik hier

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. *

Brian Bates, The Real Middle-earth. Pan, 2002

Magic and Mystery in the Dark Ages

Boek over Keltische mythen en riten, en de parallellen met Midden-aarde. Ingebonden.

Brian Bates, The Real Middle-earth. Palgrave, 2003

Exploring the Magic and Mystery in the Middle Ages, J.R.R. Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings

Studie naar Keltische mythologie en rituelen, en de parallellen met Midden-aarde.

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.*

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.*

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.*

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

Wheaton, 2001

1e druk als paperback. Citates uit The Lord of the Rings worden gekoppeld uit stukjes uit de Bijbel en de auteurs halen daar een moralistisch lesje uit.*

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. Ballantine, 1973

Pocket. Antiquarisch: zeer goede staat.*

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, 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.*

Oronzo Cilli e.a., Tolkien the Esperantist

Before the arrival of Bilbo Baggins

Barletta, 2017. 1e druk. Paperback.

The book contains studies by Arden R. Smith, Patrick H. Wynne and Oronzo Cilli which examine the connection which existed between J.R.R. Tolkien, and the planned language Esperanto, created by L.L. Zamenhof.

Smith and Wynne’s essay, published originally in Seven (2000), presents Tolkien’s first experiments with inventing languages and analyses in depth his initial encounter with Esperanto, as mentioned in a notebook of his from 1909 which he called the Book of the Foxrook.

Cilli’s essay covers the period of Tolkien’s life when he first encountered Esperanto in his youth, via the Officers’ Training Corps and Baden-Powells’ Scout movement and the celebration of the World Congress of Esperanto (1930), which was attended by R.B. McCallum, and the British Congress of Esperanto (1933), for which Tolkien was named a patron. Thanks to Cilli’s research, a document previously unknown in Tolkien studies, The Educational Value of Esperanto, signed by Tolkien alongside other eminent British academics of the time, is included.

A contribution from Tim Owen of the Esperanto Association of Britain enriches the book. The Foreword is entrusted to John Garth, author of the books Tolkien and the Great War: The Threshold of Middle-earth (HarperCollins, 2003) and Tolkien at Exeter College (Exeter College, 2014).

Signed by Oronzo Cilli*

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.*

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.*