Tolkien in the Twenty-First Century: The Meaning of Middle-Earth Today

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Price
$32.00  $29.76
Publisher
Pegasus Books
Publish Date
Pages
480
Dimensions
5.98 X 9.06 X 1.42 inches | 1.49 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781639365036

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About the Author

Nick Groom is currently Professor of Literature in English at the University of Macau, having previously held positions at the universities of Chicago, Stanford, and Exeter, where he holds an Honorary Professorship. His is the author of The Vampire: A New History (Yale University Press) among other books published in Britain.

Reviews

Praise for The Vampire: A New History:
"An authoritative take on the history of the vampire."--The New York Times Book Review
"Colossally smart. Groom is interested in undead Byron, but he is more interested in the aspects of vampirology that pop culture tends to neglect. It is a great relief to meet Groom's vampire, still icy from the void and unburdened by the aesthetic of Gothic nightingale-lite."--The New Yorker
"Impressively manages to analyze vampires' influence on almost every facet of private and public life--social, theological, political, medical, cultural, sexual, literary--over the span of four centuries."--Commonweal
"A vast undertaking--a tapestry of history, science, pseudoscience, theology, politics, and art."--Weekly Standard
"An excellent, perceptive and superbly crafted analysis of the way our ever-changing world has responded to Tolkien. A stunning achievement."--Brian Sibley, award-winning author of The Fall of Númenor

"University of Macau English professor Groom delivers a loving ode to J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings series. An adventure worth taking."--Publishers Weekly
"A modern journey through Tolkien's work, which has engendered a rich field of cultural activity. A thought-provoking examination. With the authority of extensive research, Groom unpacks the reasons for the appeal of Tolkien to a new generation."
--Kirkus Reviews
"Groom, who first read The Lord of the Rings when he was 13, provides a fresh study of the impact Tolkien has on contemporary readers' and viewers' understanding of good, evil, war, and conflict." --Library Journal
"This fascinating book explores 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings' from their genesis through all the different major adaptations of the Tolkien 'legendarium.' It starts off neatly summarizing Tolkien's life and influences--such as his friendship with W.H. Auden and C.S. Lewis."

--The Wall Street Journal