Deep Roots in a Time of Frost
Deep Roots in a Time of Frost is a collection of Patrick Curry's essays examining the environment and enchantment in J.R.R. Tolkien's works. It was published as No. 33 in the Cormarë Series.
- Part I: Nature
- Part II: Enchantment
- Magic vs. Enchantment
- Enchantment in Tolkien and Middle-earth
- Iron Crown, Iron Cage: Tolkien and Weber on Modernity and Enchantment
- The Third Road: Faërie in Hypermodernity
- Part III: Criticism
- Part IV: Varia
- Approaches to Myth in Middle-earth
- On Hobbits & Elves: or, Took and Baggins Again
 From the publisher
In this collection of his published essays, Patrick Curry explores two themes in Tolkien’s great work: enchantment, the Elves and Faërie, and the natural world of Middle-earth. He considers their different effects on both readers and literary critics, and brings to light the deep connections between these two subjects, as well as between them and Tolkien's ultimate concern, 'Death and the desire for deathlessness.' Also illuminated, in contrast, is magic, as epitomised by the One Ring. Finally, he argues that the hobbits are exemplars of how to live in relation to enchantment: neither pursuing, nor avoiding, but honouring it.
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