Splintered Light: Logos and Language in Tolkien's World
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. Verlyn Flieger is a Professor of English at the University of Maryland and is a specialist in comparative mythology with a concentration in J.R.R. Tolkien. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Celtic, Arthurian, Hindu, Native American, and Norse myth
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. J.R.R. 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.. The Silmarillion was written before, during and after The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings
"Five Stars" according to Kevin Marks. highly recommended. Wonderful study! Anne Marie Gazzolo This is another of Flieger's book that focuses on a specialized aspect of Middle-earth as the other book, A Question of Time, did. This one is more centered on The Silmarillion and on the idea of language. It speaks of Feanor's creation of the Silmarils and what happened because of that event and his inability to let go of his possession, as later Frodo will be unable to do, and of Beren and Thingol and much else in that immensely detailed tapestry of the early history of the Elves, Dwarves and Men.It has also in the later chapters much o. The books that explains it all Loves to Knit Finally a book that explains the differences among the Vanyar, Sindarin, and Noldorin elves; who the Calaquendi and Moriquendi were; why the story of Maeglin was important; in short, this book really put the Silmarillion into persepctive for me. As other reviewers have noted, Dr. Flieger explains not just Tolkien's literaure, but also Tolkien's philosophy. Anyone stumped by the Silmarillion should read this book. Anyone who loves Tolkien must read this book
About the Author Verlyn Flieger is a Professor of English at the University of Maryland and is a specialist in comparative mythology with a concentration in J.R.R. Tolkien. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Celtic, Arthurian, Hindu, Native American, and Norse myth.