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Title:
J.R.R. Tolkien
Author:
Bloom, Harold.
Publication Information:
Philadelphia : Chelsea House Publishers, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
viii, 174 pages ; 25 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780791056608
Format :
Book

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Central Library PR6039.O32 Z56 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

Explores the author's literary work through critical essays that examine such themes as the Middle-Earth concept, mythology, and the relationship between literature and language.


Author Notes

Harold Bloom was born on July 11, 1930 in New York City. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell in 1951 and his Doctorate from Yale in 1955.

After graduating from Yale, Bloom remained there as a teacher, and was made Sterling Professor of Humanities in 1983. Bloom's theories have changed the way that critics think of literary tradition and has also focused his attentions on history and the Bible. He has written over twenty books and edited countless others. He is one of the most famous critics in the world and considered an expert in many fields. In 2010 he became a founding patron of Ralston College, a new institution in Savannah, Georgia, that focuses on primary texts.

His works include Fallen Angels, Till I End My Song: A Gathering of Last Poems, Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life and The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of The King James Bible.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Excerpts

Excerpts

His The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings remain popular with children and adults alike. Excerpted from J. R. R. Tolkien by Harold Bloom All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

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