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Splintered Light

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Splintered Light: Logos and Language in Tolkien's World
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AuthorVerlyn Flieger
PublisherKent State University Press
ReleasedNovember 2002
FormatPaperback
Pages208
ISBN0873387449

Synopsis

In a completely revised version of her 1983 edition, Flieger (English, U. of Maryland, College Park) uses Owen Barfield's linguistic concept of fragmented meaning to assert the centrality of a theme of splintered light in Tolkien's work. Emphasizing the usefulness of Tolkien's The Silmarillion as a guide to his thought, Flieger traces the repeated and spiritual theme of things and people fragmented to become whole again.