- Häftad (Paperback / softback)
- Antal sidor
- The University Press of Kentucky
- Elder, John C. (foreword)
- black & white illustrations
- 222 x 152 x 25 mm
- Antal komponenter
- 521 g
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Ents, Elves, and Eriador
The Environmental Vision of J.R.R. Tolkien
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"A fine introduction to Tolkein's environmental achievement." -- Flourish Book Review "Dickerson and Evans provide a valuable discussion of concepts of stewardship as figured by Gandalf, Treebeard, Sam, Galadriel, and various kings and leaders, and how such examples bridge our inner world of fantasy and what we think of as the outer world of reality." -- Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching "Does much to show why Tolkein should be recognized as one of those who laid the foundations for and formed the environmental movement as we know it today." -- Mallorn "It is an enjoyable and intellectually valuable read for its detailed examination of the landscape cultures of Middle-earth and their liminal overlapping of one another." -- Studies in Medieval & Renaissnace Teaching " Ents, Elves, and Eriador should...be praised for drawing attention to the multifaceted portrayal of the natural world in Tolkien's work." -- Folklore "This volume is a thorough and welcome explication of Tolkien's vision of the natural world, and of the ways in which that vision is applicable to our own lives today." -- Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature & the Environment "A well-researched, readable, and relevant study of Tolkien's ecological principles and concerns. And, as Tom Shippey comments in the afterword, Tolkien, no doubt, would approve." -- Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts "The two authors are unabashed in their effort to use the lure of Tolkien to draw readers to the Green movement. The book constitutes an unorthodox yet largely successful combination of scholarly reading and political manifesto. Dickerson and Evans seek to rouse Tolkien fans to scour their own Shires before it is too late and Mordor triumphs." -- Seven "Reading a non-fiction book about Tolkien's environmental vision may seem like a way to spoil the sheer fun of reading The Lord of the Rings and his other books. What I found as I read this book was that I wanted to reread every word of Tolkien to see for myself what the authors have given a glimpse of. This book is for everyone who loves the work of J.R..R. Tolkien, and who loves the world around them." -- Armchair Interviews "Dickerson and Evans's ecological thesis has one outstanding merit, which is that Tolkien himself would have recognized and thoroughly approved of what they have to say." -- Tom Shippey, from the Afterword "This book is a major new contribution to the subject of Tolkien's work in relation to the natural world and environmentalism.... The authors have devised an ingenious and useful distinction between agriculture for food (the domain of the Hobbits), horticulture for aesthetic beauty (that of Elves), and feraculture... for wilderness preservation (Ents)." -- Tolkien Studies "A fascinating ecocritical evaluation of the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien. Valuable for both Tolkien fans and those interested in ecocriticism and environmental literature. Especially useful given the popularity of the subject matter." -- Northeastern Naturalist "The writing style is engaging, and the book presents the first fully developed study of Tolkien and the environment at the same time that it offers insights into a range of Tolkien's major and minor works." -- Choice "Anyone who ever thrilled to Tolkien's fighting trees, or to the earthy Tom Bombadil, or to the novel charm of the Shire will want to read this important and lovely book." -- Bill McKibben, Scholar in Residence in Environmental Studies, Middlebury College
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Matthew Dickerson, professor and member of the environmental studies program at Middlebury College, is the author or coauthor of several books, including Following Gandalf: Epic Battles and Moral Victory in the Lord of the Rings and From Homer to Harry Potter: A Handbook on Myth and Fantasy. Jonathan Evans, associate professor of English and director of the medieval studies program at the University of Georgia, is a member of the Environmental Ethics Certificate Program faculty. His essays on J. R. R. Tolkien have been published in J. R. R. Tolkien and His Literary Resonances, Tolkien the Medievalist, and The J. R. R. Tolkien Encyclopedia.