Defending Middle-Earth
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Defending Middle-Earth : Tolkien, Myth and Modernity

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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.
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  • Paperback | 198 pages
  • 140 x 206 x 14mm | 222.26g
  • HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 061847885X
  • 9780618478859
  • 581,850

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