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Splintered light [electronic resource] : logos and language in Tolkien's world / Verlyn Flieger.

By: Flieger, Verlyn, 1933-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, c2002Edition: 2nd ed.Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 196 p.).ISBN: 9781612773353 (electronic bk.); 1612773354 (electronic bk.); 9781612773346 (electronic bk.); 1612773346 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973. Silmarillion | Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973 -- Language | Christianity and literature -- England -- History -- 20th century | Fantasy fiction, English -- History and criticism | Light and darkness in literature | Middle Earth (Imaginary place) | Tolkien, J.R.R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973. Silmarillion | Tolkien, J.R.R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973 -- Langue | Christianisme et litt�erature -- Angleterre -- Histoire -- 20e si�ecle | Roman fantastique anglais -- Histoire et critique | Lumi�ere et t�en�ebres dans la litt�erature | Terre du Milieu (Lieu imaginaire) | Tolkien, John R. R | The Silmarillion | The lord of the rings | Sprache | Licht <Motiv> | LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh | LITERARY CRITICISM / Science Fiction & FantasyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Splintered light.DDC classification: 823/.912 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
A man of antitheses -- Dyscatastrophe -- Eucatastrophe -- "Poetic diction" and splintered light -- Fantasy and phenomena -- Splintered light and splintered being -- Theme and variations -- A disease of mythology -- Perception = name = identity -- Ourselves as others see us -- amazing wine and cellar doors -- Light and heat -- Making versus hoarding -- Light out of darkness -- Beyond the music -- Light for light -- Beren and Thingol -- The smallest fragment -- Filled with clear light -- One good custom.
Summary: J. R. R. Tolkien is perhaps best known for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, but it is in The Silmarillion that the true depth of Tolkien's Middle-earth can be understood. The Silmarillion was written before, during, and after Tolkien wrote The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. A collection of stories, it provides information alluded to in Tolkien's better known works and, in doing so, turns The Lord of the Rings into much more than a sequel to The Hobbit, making it instead a continuation of the mythology of Middle-earth. Verlyn Flieger's expanded and updated edition of Splintered Light, a classic study of Tolkien's fiction first published in 1983, examines The Silmarillion and The Lord of the Rings in light of Owen Barfield's linguistic theory of the fragmentation of meaning. Flieger demonstrates Tolkien's use of Barfield's concept throughout the fiction, showing how his central image of primary light splintered and refracted acts as a metaphor for the languages, peoples, and history of Middle-earth.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-184) and index.

A man of antitheses -- Dyscatastrophe -- Eucatastrophe -- "Poetic diction" and splintered light -- Fantasy and phenomena -- Splintered light and splintered being -- Theme and variations -- A disease of mythology -- Perception = name = identity -- Ourselves as others see us -- amazing wine and cellar doors -- Light and heat -- Making versus hoarding -- Light out of darkness -- Beyond the music -- Light for light -- Beren and Thingol -- The smallest fragment -- Filled with clear light -- One good custom.

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J. R. R. Tolkien is perhaps best known for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, but it is in The Silmarillion that the true depth of Tolkien's Middle-earth can be understood. The Silmarillion was written before, during, and after Tolkien wrote The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. A collection of stories, it provides information alluded to in Tolkien's better known works and, in doing so, turns The Lord of the Rings into much more than a sequel to The Hobbit, making it instead a continuation of the mythology of Middle-earth. Verlyn Flieger's expanded and updated edition of Splintered Light, a classic study of Tolkien's fiction first published in 1983, examines The Silmarillion and The Lord of the Rings in light of Owen Barfield's linguistic theory of the fragmentation of meaning. Flieger demonstrates Tolkien's use of Barfield's concept throughout the fiction, showing how his central image of primary light splintered and refracted acts as a metaphor for the languages, peoples, and history of Middle-earth.

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Splintered light by Flieger, Verlyn, ©2002
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