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Tom Schindler (red.), Concerning Hobbits and Other Matters: Tolkien Across the Disciplines

Papers delivered at the University of St. Thomas Tolkien conference, April 26th, 2001. Bound oversized paperback, containing nine papers: "Tolkien Through Russian Eyes", "The Shire and Notting Hill: Tolkien and Chesterton", "Tolkien’s "Mythopoeia" as a Theology of Conversion", "From Baggins to Beowulf and Back Again: Teaching (via) Tolkien", "Arachnophobia, Gender, and the Transformation of the Hero in the work of Rowling and Tolkien", "Evaluation of the Dichotomy of Tolkien’s View on War", "The Ancestry of Gollum", "The Sins of Middle-earth: Tolkien’s Use of Medieval Allegory", "Ringo and Samwise: Paradigms?" 1e druk.

Max Schuchart, Tolkien: In de Ban van zijn Werk

Het Spectrum, 1983. 1e druk. Geniet omslag. Reclameboekje met veel illustraties en Schucharts -Tolkiens Nederlandse vertaler- inleiding op Tolkien. Antiquarisch: goede staat (omslag wat sleets).*

Scholastic Literature Guide: The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

New York, 2002
Studiehulp voor scholieren: korte biografie, samenvattingen, discussie-onderwerpen e.d. 1e druk. Geniet omslag.

W.A. Senior, Stephen R. Donaldson's Chronicles of Thomas Covenant

Kent State University Press, 1995
1e druk. Ingebonden. Studie naar Donaldson en het genre in zijn algemeen, met een hoofdstuk over Tolkien.

Mahmout Shelton, Alchemy in Middle-earth

The Significance of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings
"Explains the esoteric significance and makes clear the profound symbolism in the Hermetic tradition." Temple of Justice, 2003. 1e druk. Ingebonden (geen stofomslag uitgegeven).

Tom Shippey, The Road to Middle-earth. HarperCollins, 2005

Derde, herziene en aangevulde editie
Paperback, cover van Alan Lee.  "A philological analysis of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion."*

Tom Shippey, J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century. Paperback

HarperCollins, 2001. Paperback. "offers a new approach to Tolkien, to fantasy and to the importance of language in literature, and demonstrates how Tolkien's books form part of the live and continuing tradition of storytelling."*

(Shippey) Tolkien in the New Century

Essays in honor of Tom Shippey
McFarland, 2004. 1e druk. Paperback. Widely considered one of the leading experts on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, Thomas Alan Shippey has informed and enlightened a generation of Tolkien scholars and fans. In this collection, friends and colleagues honor Shippey with 15 essays that reflect their mentor’s research interests, methods of literary criticism and attention to Tolkien’s shorter works. In a wide-ranging consideration of Tolkien’s oeuvre, the contributors explore the influence of 19th and 20th century book illustrations on Tolkien’s work; utopia and fantasy in Tolkien’s Middle-earth; the Silmarils, the Arkenstone, and the One Ring as thematic vehicles; the pattern of decline in Middle-earth as reflected in the diminishing power of language; Tolkien’s interest in medieval genres; the heroism of secondary characters; and numerous other topics. Also included are brief memoirs by Shippey’s colleagues and friends in academia and fandom and a bibliography of Shippey’s work.*

Lucas Slager, In de ban van het leven

Symbolische inspiratie op je levenspad

Amsterdam, 2009. 1e druk. Ingebonden (geen stofomslag uitgegeven).

Waarom lezen zoveel mensen de wereldberoemde boeken van J.R.R. Tolkien? Wat spreekt ze aan en wat inspireert mensen om de avonturen van de helden in het epos telkens opnieuw te willen ondergaan en beleven en meerdere keren de films te gaan zien? Wat herkennen ze erin. Volgens de schrijver van In de ban van het leven bevatten de boeken van Tolkien een schat aan symbolische levenswijsheden en een boodschap van hoop, moed, kracht en vervulling. In de ban van hat leven geeft je aan de hand van 52 prachtige citaten uit de boeken van Tolkien, 52 levenslessen aan, die elk op zich en samen, kunnen leiden tot inspiratie, inzicht en groei en zijn gekoppeld aan de wereld en het leven vandaag. De uitleg kan je helpen op je eigen weg, je eigen queeste, de queeste van jouw leven. Het boek laat zien hoe we ook in onze tijd, gewoon kunnen leren van de geschiedenis en symbolen die ons in allerlei vormen worden aangeboden. De mooiste boodschap die Tolkien ons geeft in zijn verhalen is dat er altijd toekomst is, altijd licht in de verte. Zoals Frodo die door zijn rugzak leeg te maken, zichzelf en de wereld kon verlossen van de last van de ring. Zo kunnen ook wij zelf op weg gaan en onze levensopdracht vervullen.*

Greg Slingerland, A Teacher's Guide to The Hobbit

Ontario, 2013. 1e druk. Paperback. Omslag van de gebroeders Hildebrandt. A Teacher's Guide to The Hobbit is designed for grades 7-12, but gravitates more towards the intermediate level/middle grade. If followed closely, A Teacher’s Guide to The Hobbit will take approximately 12 weeks to go through. The guide works well for class novel studies or for homeschooling. Included in this guide are pre-reading activities, chapter by chapter activities, assessments, and assignments that tie the whole book together.*
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Isabelle Smadja, Le Seigneur des Anneaux ou la tentation du mal

Presses Universitaires de France, 2002. 1e druk. Paperback. Studie naar de verleiding van het kwaad in Midden-aarde. Antiquarisch: zeer goede staat.*

Mark Eddy Smith, Tolkien's Ordinary Virtues

Exploring the Spiritual Themes of The Lord of the Rings

Illinois, 2004. Paperback. Geïllustreerd.*

I will take the Ring, though I do not know the way. Frodo Baggins, at the Council of ElrondThe mere recollection of this declaration, says writer Mark Eddy Smith, "can move me to tears. I have been reading this tale since I was eleven years old, taking it from my shelf every year or so and returning to Middle-earth. . . . As I get older and learn more of what sort of person I am, and continue sojourning to the rich soil of the Shire and the high tower of Minas Tirith, I discover that many of my notions of what is good and right and noble in this world have their source in that one."For Smith, like the rest of us, J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings yields essential lessons in living. In this eloquent book, Smith approaches Middle-earth as a training ground, "a place where [we] can apprentice to those whose gifts of charity, wisdom, kindness, mercy, love and faithfulness far surpass [our] own." And, Smith says, we may learn more easily at the feet of Bilbo, Gandalf, Tom Bombadil and Glorfindel, whose world is so far removed from our real lives and yet so firmly rooted in the biblical story, "than [we would] by studying the convoluted facts of our own history." Echoing Tolkien's views on the workings of story, he concludes that "while it can never supplant the Bible, [The Lord of the Rings] may do its part to supplement it, so that we see again, from a different perspective, the same essential and eternal truths."Here then, is a book that mines the gold from Middle-earth, both for long-time fans and for those just getting acquainted with Tolkien and his universe.

Christopher Snyder, The Making of Middle-earth

A New Look Inside the World of JRR Tolkien

Sterling, 2013. 1e druk. Ingebonden. Geïllustreerd.

J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings consistently tops polls as the best-loved literary work of all time. Now medieval scholar and Tolkien expert Christopher Snyder presents the most in-depth exploration yet of Tolkien's source materials for Middle-earth-from the languages, poetry and mythology of medieval Europe and ancient Greece to the halls of Oxford and the battlefields of World War I. Fuelled by the author's passion for all things Tolkien, this richly illustrated book also reveals the surprisingly pervasive influence of Tolkien's timeless fantasies on modern culture.*

Michael Stanton, Hobbits, Elves and Wizards

New York, 2001. 1e druk. Hardback.*

Michael Stanton, Hobbits, Elves and Wizards (pb)

New York, 2002. Met een nieuw hoofdstuk over de eerste film. 1e druk in deze vorm. Paperback.*

Elizabeth Stephen, Hobbit to Hero

The making of Tolkien's King
ADC, 2012. 1e druk. Paperback. Een gedetailleerde studie van Aragorn.*

Catharine R. Stimpson, J.R.R. Tolkien

Columbia Essays on Modern Writers

New York, 1969. 1e druk. Paperback. Een van de eerste studies naar Tolkien. Antiquarisch: goede conditie (een horizontale snee door het voorblad en eerste pagina, bladzijden wat bruin).*

Anna Thayer, On Eagles' Wings

An Exploration of Eucatastrophe in Tolkien's Fantasy
Luna Press, 2016. 1e druk. Paperback. Omslag van Jay Johnstone. "It is a series of investiagions into Tolkien's work that reveal how overaching the theory of eucatastrophy was in his writing and mindset."*

Allan Turner, Translating Tolkien

Philological Elements in The Lord of the Rings
Een studie naar de verschillende wijzen waarop vertalers dit boek hebben vertaald naar andere talen. Ook de Nederlandse vertaling komt uitgebreid aan bod. Frankfurt am Main, 2005. 1e druk. Paperback.*

Mellie Uyldert, Symboliek van In de Ban van de Ring. Deventer, 1981

Ankh-Hermes, 1981. 4de druk. Paperback. Geïllustreerd in z/w door Elsje Zwart. Antiquarisch: zeer goede staat.*

Chris Vaccaro (red.), Tolkien and Alterity

Palgrave, 2017. 1e druk. Paperback.

This exciting collection of essays explores the role of the Other in Tolkien’s fiction, his life, and the pertinent criticism. It critically examines issues of gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity, language, and identity in The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, and lesser-known works by Tolkien. The chapters consider characters such as Lobelia Sackville-Baggins, Saruman, Éowyn, and the Orcs as well as discussions of how language and identity function in the source texts. The analysis of Tolkien’s work is set against an examination of his life, personal writing, and beliefs. Each essay takes as its central position the idea that how Tolkien responds to that which is different, to that which is “Other,” serves as a register of his ethics and moral philosophy. In the aggregate, they provide evidence of Tolkien’s acceptance of alterity.*

Johan Vanhecke, In de Ban van de Hobbit

Leven en werk van Tolkien
Houtekiet, 2005. 1e druk. Paperback. "Dit boek belicht Tolkien vanuit Nederlands en Belgisch perspectief". Geïllustreerd.*

Meredith Veldman, Fantasy, the Bomb and the Greening of Britain

Romantic Protest, 1945-1980

Cambridge University Press, 1994. `reveals the common idea and assumptions of the fantasy literature of Lewis and Tolkien, the protests against the Bomb and the Green movement'. 1e druk. Ingebonden (geen stofomslag uitgegeven).

Brigit Verstappen e.a., Vreemde verhalen, goed nieuws?

Over Harry Potter en andere helden

Valkhof Pers, 2003. Zes artikelen over fantasy, heldendom en religie. Twee gaan specifiek over Potter en twee over Tolkien: Rolf Bremer "Zin in Tolkiens In de Ban van de Ring" en Ron Pirson "God in Middle-earth". 1e druk. Paperback

Renée Vink, Gleanings from Tolkien's Garden

Beverwijk, 2020. 1e druk. Paperback.

For almost four decades, Renée Vink, co-founder of the Dutch Tolkien Society Unquendor and translator of several of J.R.R. Tolkien’s works, has been studying the Legendarium of Arda and writing about it. Among her output are numerous contributions to the Society’s magazine, an increasing list of scholarly essays, and the monograph Wagner and Tolkien: Mythmakers. In addition, she has edited several issues of Lembas Extra, Unquendor’s biennial magazine.

This volume contains thirteen of her articles, focusing on various subjects from translation, Elvish affairs, books by female authors with links to Tolkien’s works, Jewish aspects of his dwarves, fan-fiction, and last but not least, another Wagnerian parallel. Nine of these, the oldest dating from the early 1990s, were published previously in various journals or conference proceedings. The remaining four are new.

Unquendor chairman since 2013, Jan van Breda, has provided an introduction to the volume:

“The members of Unquendor have come to know Renée as an
insightful writer, a sharp thinker, and (if needs be)
a fierce debater on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.”*

Steve Walker, The Power of Tolkien's Prose

Middle-earth Magical Style

Palgrave, 2010. Hardback (geen stofomslag uitgegeven).

Shortlisted for the 2011 Mythopoeic Scholarship Award forInklingsStudies Tolkien's unparalleled popularity has been largely attributed to his gifts as a storyteller and his thematic currency. But The Lord of the Rings may have become a modern classic for a deeper reason than we've noticed: Tolkien is a first-rate stylist. The Power of Tolkien's Prose illuminates the multifaceted appeal of Tolkien's prose style in dimensions ranging from his fantastic realism to his revitalizing imagery to his dynamic narrative to his expansive characterization to his engaging language. Viewed through the lens of Steve Walker's stylistic appreciation, Tolkien's fiction emerges as a new dimension of perception.*

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Jim Ware, Finding God in The Hobbit

Saltriver, 2006. 1e druk. Ingebonden. "Beneath this unexpected adventure are the timeless truths of God's protection and sovereignity".*

John G. West (red.), Celebrating Middle-earth

The Lord of the Rings as a Defense of Western Civilisation

Seattle, 2002. Zes artikelen, gebaseerd op de lezingen gegeven op de Tolkien conferentie, on Evil, the literary background, catholicism, morality and the meaning of live in The Lord of the Rings. 1e druk. Ingebonden (geen stofomslag uitgegeven)

John G. West (red.), Celebrating Middle-earth (paperback)

The Lord of the Rings as a Defense of Western Civilisation

Seattle, 2002. Zes artikelen, gebaseerd op de lezingen gegeven op de Tolkien conferentie, on Evil, the literary background, catholicism, morality and the meaning of live in The Lord of the Rings. 1e druk. Paperback.

Liuwe Westra, Twa Tuorren yn Fryslân

In essay oer talen, oersettings en ferbylding
2016. Geniet omslag. Een artikel in het Fries door de Friese vertaler van The Lord of the Rings over zijn vertaling.

Elizabeth Whittingham, The Evolution of Tolkien's Mythology

A Study of the History of Middle-earth

Londen, 2008. 1e druk. Paperback.

This work provides a thorough study of Tolkien's life and influences through an analysis of The History of Middle-earth. The work begins with a brief biography and an analysis of the major influences in Tolkien's early life. Following chapters deal with elements common to Tolkien's popular works, including the cosmogony, theogony, cosmology, metaphysics, and eschatology of Middle-earth.*

Donald T. Williams, Mere Humanity

G.K. Chesteron, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien on the Human Condition
B&H, 2006. 1e druk. Paperback. "digs into the treasured writings of these authors in search of the answers to the two most important questions regarding the human condition: "what is man?" and "what is the purpose of this life on earth?"*

Jamie Williamson, The Evolution of Modern Fantasy

From Antiquarianism to the Ballantine Adult Fantasy Series

Palgrave, 2015. 1e druk. Paperback.

In this comprehensive study, Williamson traces the literary history of the fantasy genre from the eighteenth century to its coalescence following the success of Tolkien's work in the 1960s. While some studies have engaged with related material, there has been no extended study specifically exploring the roots of this now beloved genre.*

Colin Wilson, Tree by Tolkien

Capra Press, 1974. 2e druk. Pocket. Omslag en illustraties van Caitlin Mackintosh. Antiquarisch: goede staat.*

Colin Wilson, Tree by Tolkien. Village Press

Village Press, 1974. 1e druk. Geniet omslag. Met een nieuw voorwoord. Antiquarisch: goede staat.*

Colin Wilson, Tree by Tolkien (gesigneerd)

Capra Press, 1973. 1e druk. Ingebonden. Gelimiteerd tot 100 genummerde en gesigneerde exemplaren. Dit is nummer 14. Omslag en illustraties van Caitlin Mackintosh. "Probeert Tolkien te duiden als schrijver en denker". Antiquarisch: zeer goede staat.*

Rolf Witsche, The Lord of the Rings' Metaphors

Vancouver, 2003. 1e druk. Grootformaat paperback. The author J.R.R. Tolkien of the mythical tale, The Lord of the Rings, did not only explore history, but experienced it in World War I, World War II, and the Cold War. From this background he was able to put into his tales, wrapped in metaphor, a number of critical choices of the kind on which the survival of civilization depends that we still seem to ignore in our world. He wrote a tale in which the present was determined by the imperatives of the future. But also wrote a script for shaping that future and the future obeyed! Tolkien was also an accomplished linguist. Many names in the tale represent profound principles, as well as tragic follies and fascist processes that 'empty' a society of its humanity. The research book presented here explores the dimension that stands behind the numerous metaphors in the tale.*

Ralph C. Wood, The Gospel According to Tolkien

Visions of the Kingdom in Middle-earth
John Knox Press, 2003. "The perfect guide to the complex but fertile Christian imagination of Tolkien." 1e druk. Paperback.*

Rose A. Zimbardo en Neil D. Isaacs, Understanding The Lord of the Rings

The Best of Tolkien Criticism.
HoughtonMifflin, 2004. 1e druk. Paperback. 15 artikelen, voornamelijk herdrukken.*

Rose A. Zimbardo en Neil D. Isaacs, Understanding The Lord of the Rings (ingebonden)

The Best of Tolkien Criticism.
HoughtonMifflin, 2004. 1e druk. Ingebonden. 15 artikelen, voornamelijk herdrukken.*