Min side Kundeservice Bli medlem

J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit"

Realizing History Through Fantasy: A Critical Companion

«

“Tolkien’s The Hobbit: Realizing History Through Fantasy … takes readers on a fantastic journey through Middle-earth, providing both casual readers with a primer that summarizes much of Tolkien’s personal history and the novel itself and novice and seasoned Tolkien scholars with an introduction and roadmap into new areas of Tolkien studies.” (Bianca Beronio, Mythlore, Vol. 42 (2), April, 2024)

»

This book is a critical introduction to J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, but it also advances an argument about the novel in the context of Tolkien’s larger literary and philosophical project. Notwithstanding its canonical place in the fantasy genre, The Hobbit is ultimately a historical novel. It does not refer directly to any “real” historical events, but it both enacts and conceptualizes history in a way that makes it real. Drawing on Marxist literary criticism and narrative theory, this book examines the form and content of Tolkien’s work, demonstrating how the heroic romance is simultaneously employed and subverted by Tolkien in his tale of an unlikely hero, “quite a little fellow in a wide world,” who nonetheless makes history. First-time readers of Tolkien, as well as established scholars and fans, will enjoy this engaging and accessible study of The Hobbit.

Les mer

334,-
Paperback
Usikker levering*
*Vi bestiller varen fra forlag i utlandet. Dersom varen finnes, sender vi den så snart vi får den til lager

Logg inn for å se din bonus

This book is a critical introduction to J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, but it also advances an argument about the novel in the context of Tolkien’s larger literary and philosophical project. Notwithstanding its canonical place in the fantasy genre, The Hobbit is ultimately a historical novel. It does not refer directly to any “real” historical events, but it both enacts and conceptualizes history in a way that makes it real. Drawing on Marxist literary criticism and narrative theory, this book examines the form and content of Tolkien’s work, demonstrating how the heroic romance is simultaneously employed and subverted by Tolkien in his tale of an unlikely hero, “quite a little fellow in a wide world,” who nonetheless makes history. First-time readers of Tolkien, as well as established scholars and fans, will enjoy this engaging and accessible study of The Hobbit.

Detaljer

Forlag
Palgrave Macmillan
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
101
ISBN
9783031112652
Utgivelsesår
2022
Format
21 x 15 cm

Om forfatteren

Robert T. Tally Jr. is a Professor of English at Texas State University, USA. His books include For a Ruthless Critique of All That Exists: Literature in an Age of Capitalist Realism (2022), Topophrenia: Place, Narrative, and the Spatial Imagination (2019), and Fredric Jameson: The Project of Dialectical Criticism (2014).

Anmeldelser

«

“Tolkien’s The Hobbit: Realizing History Through Fantasy … takes readers on a fantastic journey through Middle-earth, providing both casual readers with a primer that summarizes much of Tolkien’s personal history and the novel itself and novice and seasoned Tolkien scholars with an introduction and roadmap into new areas of Tolkien studies.” (Bianca Beronio, Mythlore, Vol. 42 (2), April, 2024)

»

Medlemmers vurdering

Oppdag mer

Bøker som ligner på J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit":

Se flere

De som kjøpte denne kjøpte også:

Mummi

Tove Jansson
Innbundet 
299,- 329,-
 

Logg inn

Ikke medlem ennå? Registrer deg her

Glemt medlemsnummer/passord?

Handlekurv