The Resource Splintered light: : logos and language in Tolkien's world, Verlyn Flieger, (electronic resource)

Splintered light: : logos and language in Tolkien's world, Verlyn Flieger, (electronic resource)

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Splintered light: : logos and language in Tolkien's world
Title
Splintered light:
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logos and language in Tolkien's world
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Verlyn Flieger
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Language
eng
Summary
J. R. R. Tolkien is perhaps best known for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, but it is in The Silmarillion that the true depth of Tolkien's Middle-earth can be understood. The Silmarillion was written before, during, and after Tolkien wrote The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. A collection of stories, it provides information alluded to in Tolkien's better known works and, in doing so, turns The Lord of the Rings into much more than a sequel to The Hobbit, making it instead a continuation of the mythology of Middle-earth. Verlyn Flieger's expanded and updated edition of Splintered Light, a classic study of Tolkien's fiction first published in 1983, examines The Silmarillion and The Lord of the Rings in light of Owen Barfield's linguistic theory of the fragmentation of meaning. Flieger demonstrates Tolkien's use of Barfield's concept throughout the fiction, showing how his central image of primary light splintered and refracted acts as a metaphor for the languages, peoples, and history of Middle-earth
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Midwest
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1933-
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Flieger, Verlyn
Dewey number
823/.912
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Tolkien, J. R. R.
  • Tolkien, J. R. R.
  • Christianity and literature
  • Fantasy fiction, English
  • Light and darkness in literature
  • Middle Earth (Imaginary place)
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
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Splintered light: : logos and language in Tolkien's world, Verlyn Flieger, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11753769
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multicolored
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MWT11753769
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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remote
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11753769
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Splintered light: : logos and language in Tolkien's world, Verlyn Flieger, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11753769
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11753769
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11753769
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11753769
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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