Item description for Tolkien and Modernity 2 by Honegger Thomas...
The current volume, being the second of two dedicated to 'Tolkien and Modernity', grew out of the wish to further the exploration of Tolkien as a 'contemporary writer', i.e. an author whose literary creations can be seen as a response to the challenges of the modern world. It comprises papers that focus on four broad themes: love, time, heroism, and style. Although one could argue that these topics have been present since the beginning of literature, though sometimes temporarily submerged, it is with the cataclysm of World War I and the entry of Einstein's Theory of Relativity into the public consciousness - two events that shook the very foundations of pre-modern society - that they gained a new and immediate relevance.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.29" Width: 6.06" Height: 0.87" Weight: 0.88 lbs.
Release Date Sep 29, 2006
Publisher Walking Tree Publishers
ISBN 3905703033 ISBN13 9783905703030
Availability 131 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 23, 2016 11:48.
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