Tolkien's Modern Middle Ages Paperback / softback
Edited by Jane Chance, Alfred K. Siewers
Part of the The New Middle Ages series
J.R.R. Tolkien delved into the Middle Ages to create a critique of the modern world in his fantasy, yet did so in a form of modernist literature with postmodern implications and huge commercial success.
These essays examine that paradox and its significance in understanding the intersection between traditionalist and counter-culture criticisms of the modern.
The approach helps to explain the popularity of his works, the way in which they continue to be brought into dialogue with Twenty-First century issues, and their contested literary significance in the academy.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 250 pages, XIV, 250 p.
- Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
- Publication Date: 13/07/2009
- Category: Literary studies: from c 1900 -
- ISBN: 9780230616790