Tweaking Things a Little

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Tweaking Things a Little: Essays on the Epic Fantasy of J.R.R. Tolkien and G.R.R. Martin
Publication Information
AuthorThomas Honegger
Foreword byCarolyne Larrington
PublisherWalking Tree Publishers
Released2 July 2023
FormatPaperback
ISBN9783905703504
SeriesCormarë Series
Preceded byGermanic Heroes, Courage, and Fate
Followed byThe Romantic Spirit in the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien

Tweaking Things a Little: Essays on the Epic Fantasy of J.R.R. Tolkien and G.R.R. Martin is a book by Thomas Honegger on the relationship between J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy and that of George R. R. Martin. It is No. 50 in the Cormarë Series.

Contents

  • Author's Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Foreword by Carolyne Larrington
  • Part 1: Worldbuilding, Icebergs, Depth, and Enchantment
  • Part 2: Names, Onomastics, and Onomaturgy
  • Part 3: Languages
  • Part 4: Riders, Chivalry, and Knighthood
  • Part 5: Ethics
  • Conclusion

Publisher's description

"World-building, name-finding, language-crafting; the flaws in chivalric practice, and the ethics (Machiavellian and otherwise) that produce the moral complexities of Middle-earth and the Known World are thus the topics that Tweaking Things a Little considers. The modest title belies what lies within these covers: nimble readings, profound knowledge of the medieval world, original and provocative reading of both books and the TV show await the reader here. Pointing both back in time to the medieval underpinnings of Tolkien’s creation and outwards to the contemporary world that informs Martin’s pragmatic and politically astute thinking, these essays enthral, astonish and challenge. Best of all, they encourage us to journey back into Middle-earth and the Known World, with newly opened eyes and ears, to rediscover their wonders anew."

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