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Green Suns and Faërie: Essays on J. R. R. Tolkien ed. by Verlyn Flieger (review)

Green Suns and Faërie: Essays on J. R. R. Tolkien ed. by Verlyn Flieger (review) Book Reviews Fimi, Dimitra. Tolkien, Race and Cultural History: From Fairies to Hobbits. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. Green, William H. The Hobbit: A Journey into Maturity. New York: Twayne Publishers, 1995. Kocher, Paul H. Master of Middle-earth: The Achievement of J.R.R. Tolkien. London: Thames and Hudson, 1972. Rateliff, John D. The History of the Hobbit. Rev. and exp. one-volume ed. London: HarperCollins, 2011. Shippey, Tom. The Road to Middle-earth: How J.R.R. Tolkien Created a New Mythology. Rev. and exp. ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2003. Green Suns and Faërie: Essays on J. R. R. Tolkien, by Verlyn Flieger. Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 2012. 331 pp. $24.95 (trade paperback). ISBN 9781606350942. When the foremost American Tolkien scholar releases a new book, it's cause for celebration. In each of her three earlier books on Tolkien, Flieger has broken new ground and advanced our understanding of Tolkien's work. Splintered Light (1983; rev. ed. 2002) looked at the way Tolkien's ideas about language shaped his work, as well as how the theories of fellow Inkling Owen Barfield might have influenced Tolkien's thought and imagery. A Question of Time (1997) considered Tolkien's treatment of dream and time, comparing his conceptions with http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Tolkien Studies West Virginia University Press

Green Suns and Faërie: Essays on J. R. R. Tolkien ed. by Verlyn Flieger (review)

Tolkien Studies , Volume 10 (1) – Jul 18, 2013

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Book Reviews Fimi, Dimitra. Tolkien, Race and Cultural History: From Fairies to Hobbits. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. Green, William H. The Hobbit: A Journey into Maturity. New York: Twayne Publishers, 1995. Kocher, Paul H. Master of Middle-earth: The Achievement of J.R.R. Tolkien. London: Thames and Hudson, 1972. Rateliff, John D. The History of the Hobbit. Rev. and exp. one-volume ed. London: HarperCollins, 2011. Shippey, Tom. The Road to Middle-earth: How J.R.R. Tolkien Created a New Mythology. Rev. and exp. ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2003. Green Suns and Faërie: Essays on J. R. R. Tolkien, by Verlyn Flieger. Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 2012. 331 pp. $24.95 (trade paperback). ISBN 9781606350942. When the foremost American Tolkien scholar releases a new book, it's cause for celebration. In each of her three earlier books on Tolkien, Flieger has broken new ground and advanced our understanding of Tolkien's work. Splintered Light (1983; rev. ed. 2002) looked at the way Tolkien's ideas about language shaped his work, as well as how the theories of fellow Inkling Owen Barfield might have influenced Tolkien's thought and imagery. A Question of Time (1997) considered Tolkien's treatment of dream and time, comparing his conceptions with

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