- Author:John Garth
- Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers (September 3, 2004)
- Pages:398 pages
- Subcategory:Leaders & Notable People
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John Garth, winner of the 2004 Mythopoeic Society Scholarship Award, studied English at Oxford University .
John Garth, winner of the 2004 Mythopoeic Society Scholarship Award, studied English at Oxford University and has since worked as a newspaper journalist in London. Garth is an appreciative and attentive reader of Tolkien's writings; the result of reading Tolkien and the Great War is to come away with a deeper and fuller appreciation of Tolkien's work and its depth.
The year is 1913: the Great War is eight months away, and this is just a game.
In memory of. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, 1892-1973. The year is 1913: the Great War is eight months away, and this is just a game. Not yet soldiers, Tolkien and his team-mates are Oxbridge undergraduates back in Birmingham for Christmas, and today, in accordance with annual tradition, they are playing rugby against their old school’s First XV. Just shy of twenty-two, Tolkien is nothing like the professorial figure now familiar from the covers of biographies, all tweed, kindly wrinkles, and ubiquitous pipe.
The best book about Tolkien that has yet been written’, winner of the Mythopoeic Scholarship Award. The only substantially new biography of Tolkien since 1977, Tolkien and the Great War reveals how Middle-earth was created in the crucible of world conflict by a brilliant, passionate and wildly imaginative young man. Drawing on the unpublished letters of Tolkien and his closest friends, John Garth tells a deeply moving story.
Even Garth admits that Tolkien never claimed the war was the foundation for his mythology. I would have appreciated it more if it were properly labeled. Aside from these critiques, I was overall completely impressed with this book. I am pleased with what Garth has done and I feel that this book is on the same level as any other well renowned book written on Tolkien scholarship. HIGHLIGHTS OF TOLKIEN AND THE GREAT WAR Many times while reading this book I found a lot of what Garth said to be very insightful and inspiring.
Corrections and clarifications. In the long Postscript, Garth makes an effort to place the writings of Tolkien in a literary universe defined by post-Great War writing. He makes a case that Tolkien was writing about his wartime experience without falling into the two major camps of war-writing of the period.
The period of Tolkien's life in which he fought in The Great War has remained largely unexplored and .
This volume concentrates specifically on this period life and relates it to his creation of some of the world's best-loved literary works. Invalided home from the Somme,Tolkien was able to reflect on his life, and John Garth argues that, far from being a flight of fancy, "The Lord of The Rings" is, in fact, a product of his wartime experiences and stands as a great war novel. ISBN 13: 978-0-007-37387-1.
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