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Sub-creating Middle-earth

Sub-creating Middle-earth: Constructions of Authorship and the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien
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EditorJudith Klinger
IllustratorAnke Eissmann
PublisherWalking Tree Publishers
Released20 November 2012
FormatPaperback
Pages209
ISBN978-3-905703-27-6
SeriesCormarë Series
Preceded byThe Broken Scythe
Followed byTolkien's Poetry

Sub-creating Middle-earth: Constructions of Authorship and the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien is a collection of six essays examining J.R.R. Tolkien as an author. It was published as No. 27 in the Cormarë Series.

[edit] From the publisher

Authorship in the works of J.R.R. Tolkien is a subject of many facets. Within the mythology and history of Middle-earth, many story-tellers, bards, annalists and poets contribute to the weaving of an enormous tapestry of tales. Sub-creation, as Tolkien practiced it, involves an abundance of traditions, including different modes of authorship and literary creation – and some depart strikingly from the common modern notions. Instead of proposing a unified perception, the six articles in this collection therefore examine the web of authorial presence and authorship concepts in Tolkien's works from diverse angles, to trace a polyphonous dialogue between the writer of the texts and the many voices within that shape Middle-earth in concert.

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  • Introduction
    • By: Judith Klinger
  • The One or the Many? Authorship, Voice and Corpus
    • By: Dirk Vanderbeke & Allan Turner
  • Tolkien's Triple Balance: A Redemptive Model of Heroism for the Twentieth Century
    • By: Martin Simonson
  • Tolkien's 'Strange Powers of the Mind': Dreams, Visionary History and Authorship
    • By: Judith Klinger
  • (Re)Authoring History: Tolkien and Postcolonialism
    • By: Margaret Hiley
  • One Author to Rule Them All
    • By: Patrick A. Brückner
  • The Chronicle Without an Author: History, Myth and Narration in Tolkien's Legendarium
    • By: Cécile Cristofari

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