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Defending Middle-earth

  • By Patrick Curry
  • Subtitled "Tolkien: Myth and Modernity"
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780618478859
  • $12.00
  • ISBN-10: 061847885X
  • Trade Paperback
  • 208 pages
  • Publication Date: 10/21/2004
  • 5.5" x 8.25"
  • Publisher's description: "What are millions of readers all over the world getting out of reading The Lord of the Rings? Newly reissued with a new afterword, Patrick Curry's Defending Middle-earth argues, in part, that Tolkien has found a way to provide something close to spirit in a secular age. His focus is on three main aspects of Tolkien's fiction: the social and political structure of Middle-earth and how the varying cultures within it find common cause in the face of a shared threat; the nature and ecology of Middle-earth and how what we think of as the natural world joins the battle against mindless, mechanized destruction; and the spirituality and ethics of Middle-earth, for which Curry provides a particularly insightful and resonant examination that will deepen the understanding of the millions of fans who have taken The Lord of the Rings to heart."
    Last modified: 07/05/10 by Urulöké