J.R.R. Tolkien's Double Worlds and Creative Process

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J.R.R. Tolkien's Double Worlds and Creative Process
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AuthorArne Zettersten
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ReleasedApril 29, 2011

J.R.R. Tolkien's Double Worlds and Creative Process is the title of the English translation of the Swedish book Tolkien - min vän Ronald och hans världar.


  • Foreword
  • Our First Meeting
  • Language
  • Like Lightning from a Clear Sky
  • Tolkien's Double Worlds
  • Middle-earth
  • From Bloemfontein to Birmingham
  • From Sarehole to Shire
  • An Orphan Drawn to Reading
  • Student Life in Oxford
  • Soldier at the Front
  • Experience of War in Tolkien's Fiction
  • Research as Motor
  • Interlude at Leeds
  • Interplay between Research and Fiction
  • A Don on a Sidetrack
  • The AB Language - A Unique Discovery
  • Fantasy for Children and Adults
  • The Final Years
  • Facts and Fiction
  • On the Truth of Myths
  • The Reception of The Lord of the Rings in the World
  • New Media
  • Epilogue

From the publisher[edit]

A close colleague of J.R.R. Tolkein [sic] for many years, Arne Zettersten offers here a personally informed analysis of Tolkien's strongly visual fantasy fiction. In light of Tolkein's unusual life experience and enthusiasm for the study of languages, Zettersten finds in Tolkein's fiction the same animating passions that drove that great author as a youth, a soldier, a linguist, and an Oxford Don.

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