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Tolkien and Wales

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    Tolkien once wrote: 'I love Wales - and especially the Welsh language'. This book explores how that love influenced Tolkien's ideas about language, many aspects of his creative writing, and his sense ......more

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Tolkien once wrote: 'I love Wales - and especially the Welsh language'. This book explores how that love influenced Tolkien's ideas about language, many aspects of his creative writing, and his sense of an English identity. It describes more fully than before the extent and depth of Tolkien's debt to Welsh language and literature, and argues that Tolkien's love of Wales and Welsh is inseparable from his love of, and sense of belonging to, England. The book gives detailed attention to both Tolkien's fiction and his scholarly writings, including some relatively neglected texts. Wales and Welsh were seminal influences on the writings of the twentieth century's most popular writer and this book reveals the range and depth of these influences.

Carl Phelpstead is a reader in English literature at Cardiff University.

Author:
Phelpstead, Carl
Genre:
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Audience:
College/higher education
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
183
Language:
English
Publisher:
Univ of Wales Pr
Publish Date:
07/15/2011
Copyright Year:
2011
ISBN:
9780708323915
Height:
9.25 in
Wdth:
6.25 in
Thickness:
0.5 in
Unit weight:
0.75 lb
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