Conrad O'Briain (ed.), Tolkien: The Forest and the City

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Dublin, 2013. 1st ediiton. Hardback. Collecton of essays by Verlyn Flieger, Tom Shippey. Thomas Honegger, Michael Drout a.o. Despite the association of J.R.R. Tolkien with the natural world, Middle-earth as landscape and built environment has been relatively neglected. Tolkien: the forest and the city presents new work by some of the finest scholars in Tolkien studies, as well as research from a number of emerging scholars, addressing this neglect. Drawing on a wide variety of critical approaches, from philology to ecocriticism, in a clear, approachable style, this collection explores the interaction of culture and nature that imbues Tolkien’s secondary world with the immediacy of our own. *