For generations, J R R Tolkien's words have brought to thrilling life a world of hobbits, magic, and historic myth, woken from its foggy slumber within our minds. Here, he tells the tales in his own voice.
A close colleague of Tolkein for many years, Zettersten offers here a personally informed analysis of his fiction. In light of his unusual life experience and enthusiasm for the study of languages, Zettersten finds in Tolkein's fiction the same animating passions that drove that great author as a youth, a soldier, a linguist, and an Oxford Don.
The twentieth century witnessed a dramatic rise in fantasy writing and few works became as popular or have endured as long as the novels of J.R.R. Tolkien. Surprisingly, little critical attention has been paid to the presence of music in his novels. This collection of essays explores the multitude of musical-literary allusions and themes intertwined throughout Tolkien’s body of work. Of particular interest is Tolkien’s scholarly work with medieval music and its presentation and performance practice, as well as the musical influences of his Victorian and Edwardian background. Discographies of Tolkien-influenced music of the 20th and 21st centuries are included.
An Introduction to the Life and Works of J. R. R. Tolkien
Author: Perry C. Bramlett
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) was a brilliant writer who continues to leave his imaginative imprint on the mind and hearts of readers. He was once called the "creative equivalent of a people," and for more than sixty years his Middle-earth tales have captivated and delighted readers of all ages from all over the world. The Hobbit has long been recognized as a children's fantasy classic, and the heroic romance the Lord of the Rings has been called the most influential story of all time. These stories have sold over 150 million copies worldwide and have been translated into over forty languages, and they, along with works such as the Silmarillion and the History of Middle-Earth, have convinced scores of readers and critics that Tolkien is the master writer of fantasy. Whether you've been a fan for years or you've just recently been hooked by the blockbuster Lord of the Rings movies, "I Am in Fact a Hobbit" is an excellent starting point into the life and work of J. R. R. Tolkien. Book jacket.
An in-depth reference to Tolkien's life and works provides brief alphabetical entries on a wide range of topics that encompass the author's source materials, synopses of his writings, a chronology, analysis of his characters, and the personal and historical influences on his writings.
Left on their own for an afternoon, two bored and restless children find more excitement than they bargained for in a mysterious and mystical jungle-adventure board game. "Mr. Van Allsburg's illustrations have a beautiful simplicity of de-sign, balance, texture, and a subtle intelligence beyond the call of illustration." -- New York Times Book Review
This book offers hard practical advice on getting started in and pursuing the craft of recording books, and excellent literary samples to nourish the reader's practice. The 'Notes, Comments and Hints' sections in each chapter are filled with historical titbits that are informative, in context, and aptly illustrate the meaning and perspective behind the excerpts chosen.'Acting with the Voice' includes this and more: Getting Started in the Book Recording Business (Getting an Agent, The Casting Process, The Recording Session: What a Director Expects, Publishers of Recorded Books in the US, Book Recording in the UK and Canada ) The Voice (Finding Your Voice, Paralinguistics: How to Do Different Voices, Vocal Exercises) Diction and Pronunciation (Phonetics, Positions of Vocal Apparatus, Practice Exercises for Good Diction) Microphone and General Recording Technique Acting Methods and Techniques Reading Techniques (Preparing the Text for Recording, Charles Dickens: His Public Readings, Helen Potter's Impersonations) Recording Prose Fiction (Understanding Style and Period, Reading Different Kinds of Scenes, The Character's Voice: Creating a Character Vocally, Using Accents) Recording Plays Recording Poetry Recording Nonfiction: Making the Text Come Alive (Essays and Philosophy, Autobiography and Memoirs, Illustrative Texts: Biography).