Deep Roots in a Time of Frost: Essays on Tolkien

Deep Roots in a Time of Frost Essays on Tolkien In this collection of his published essays Patrick Curry explores two themes in Tolkien s great work enchantment the Elves and Fa rie and the natural world of Middle earth He considers their differ

  • Title: Deep Roots in a Time of Frost: Essays on Tolkien
  • Author: Patrick Curry
  • ISBN: 9783905703337
  • Page: 476
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this collection of his published essays, Patrick Curry explores two themes in Tolkien s great work enchantment, the Elves and Fa rie, and the natural world of Middle earth He considers their different effects on both readers and literary critics, and brings to light the deep connections between these two subjects, as well as between them and Tolkien s ultimate concernIn this collection of his published essays, Patrick Curry explores two themes in Tolkien s great work enchantment, the Elves and Fa rie, and the natural world of Middle earth He considers their different effects on both readers and literary critics, and brings to light the deep connections between these two subjects, as well as between them and Tolkien s ultimate concern, Death and the desire for deathlessness Also illuminated, in contrast, is magic, as epitomised by the One Ring Finally, he argues that the hobbits are exemplars of how to live in relation to enchantment neither pursuing, nor avoiding, but honouring it.

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    1. This book is a collection of Curry's published essays, and inevitably for the dedicated student of Tolkien this may easily result in having duplicate copies of some essays; indeed, for me it has resulted in having two copies of a footnote acknowledgement of my minute contribution to one of the essays! However, it's a great benefit to have all these essays in one handy volume, and I'm glad to have it for my Tolkien bookshelves.I won't go through each essay in turn, since - as Curry says himself i [...]

    2. A good and thoughtful book, knowledgeable and perceptive, though inclined to give much closer attention to the opinions of secondary sources than the evidence of primary.

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