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21st July 2017: JRR Tolkien - Romanticist and Poet
Sleeps a song in things abounding
Joseph v. Eichendorff's (1788–1857) famous poem "Wünschelrute" expresses what lies at the heart of the romantic weltanschauung: a transcendent secret surrounds us and can be roused by romantic individuals with the help of poetry and art. As a consequence of this romantic perspective the world regains its fundamental magical quality. Although dating back to the first half of the 19th century, the romantic weltanschauung underlies the life and work of many representatives of later periods, J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973) amongst them.
This new monograph by Julian Eilmann fills a void in Tolkien scholarship in its analysis and appreciation of the genuinely romantic quality of his legendarium. In context of the historical concepts of Romanticism Eilmann traces these aspects in Tolkien's poetic theory and literary work and especially focuses on Tolkien's often neglected poetry in which the romantic spirit manifests itself most vividly. The book furthermore examines the romantic motifs in classic fantasy novels like George MacDonald's Phantastes (1858) or Lord Dunsany's The King of Elfland's Daughter (1924), thus illustrating the significant influence of romantic aesthetics on modern fantasy literature. Tolkien6apos;s defense of romantic imagination and his immense popularity make him one of the most influential representatives of the romantic spirit in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Publication of JRR Tolkien: Romanticist and Poet is planned for this autumn.
(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=133 )
21st July 2017: Forthcoming and planned publications
Here is an updated list of forthcoming and planned publications.
These books will be announced on this website as they are released.
(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=132 )
1st May 2017: Another review of Laughter in Middle-earth
The review can be read here here.
(to link to this announcement: http://www.walking-tree.org/news_archive.php?item=131 )
Today's selection ...
This paper will set out to explore a ‘philological’ aspect of the name ‘Ransom’ in an attempt to give a derivation for Lewis’ literary baptism of the main character in the celebrated Space Trilogy. At the same ... (read more)
(A different book or paper from our portfolio is featured here every day. This publication is featured on 22nd August 2017. Click here if this is not today's version.)