From Mind to Mind

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"from mind to mind": Robert Browning and J.R.R. Tolkien
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AuthorChris Walsh
PublisherChester Academic Press
Released10 September 2007

"from mind to mind": Robert Browning and J.R.R. Tolkien is a lecture comparing Robert Browning and J.R.R. Tolkien, published in the series University of Chester Inaugural and Professorial Lectures.

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This lecture consists of a comparative examination of the lives and works of two writers, Browning and Tolkien, who make an unlikely pair. The differences are many and the similarities are not immediately obvious. Aspects considered include their experiences of marriage, their voluminousness, their reputations amongst their readers, their different aesthetics, and their religious beliefs, particular as these are reflected in their attitudes towards death.

About the Author

Chris Walsh is Dean of Humanities and Professor of English Literature at the University of Chester. He has published widely on nineteenth- and twentieth-century fiction and poetry. His publications include: Studying Literature: A Practical Introduction, with Graham Atkin and Susan Watkins (Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1995), A Reader s Guide to the Poetry of Robert Browning (Chester College of Higher Education, 1996), and The Practice of Reading: Interpreting the Novel, with Derek Alsop (Macmillan, 1999). He is editor of the Longman Literature in English series.