O, What A Tangled Web by Barbara KowalikO, What A Tangled Web by Barbara Kowalik

O, What A Tangled Web

EditorBarbara Kowalik

Paperback | June 6, 2013

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The nine articles of stimulating literary criticism collected in this volume view Tolkien's work from a variety of medieval perspectives: the device of entrelacement employed in Arthurian romances is used to throw light on the narrative design of The Lord of the Rings; the cultures of Middle-earth are described with the aid of medieval orality and literacy studies; the epic figure of the queen is recalled to reveal the significance of women in Tolkien's trilogy; the character of Éowyn is analyzed in terms of the epic warrior code and the romance chivalric ethos; the role of Elbereth is shown to correspond with the position of the Virgin Mary in the world of medieval believers; the nature of evil is explored through a comparison of Melkor to John Milton's Satan; allusions to medieval Icelandic sagas are detected in Tolkien's works for children; The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth is read in the light of The Battle of Maldon; and Tolkien's literary art is illuminated by way of his own critical essays on Beowulf and fairy-stories. Since all the contributors come from Poland, the phenomenon of Tolkien's prompt and enthusiastic Polish reception is briefly discussed in the introductory chapter.
Title:O, What A Tangled WebFormat:PaperbackDimensions:212 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.45 inPublished:June 6, 2013Publisher:Walking Tree PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3905703297

ISBN - 13:9783905703290