Tolkien and Modernism

  title={Tolkien and Modernism},
  author={Patchen Mortimer},
  journal={Tolkien Studies},
  pages={113 - 129}
The Road Goes Ever On : J. R. R. Tolkien's Response to the Dark Days of the Twentieth Century, and After
The Hobbit (1937) and The Lord of the Rings (1954-1955) can be seen as literary responses to recurrent issues from the 18th, 19th, and beginning of the 20th centuries. The increasing pace of
Babel from Scratch: Examining the Impact and Usage of Constructed Languages in Literature
Analysis of conlangs from an artistic and literary perspective concluded that the phonology of the work communicates some level of cultural knowledge to the reader, while also helping place the texts within the larger realm of certain literary movements, such as modernism and postmodernism.
The Puffin Story Books Phenomenon: Popularization, Canonization and Fantasy, 1941‒1979
This essay argues that the history of Puffin Books is one of the democratization, popularization and canonization of literature for children through paperback publishing.
The Enchanter's Spell: J.R.R. Tolkien's Mythopoetic Response to Modernism
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Tolkien’s Japonisme: Prints, Dragons, and a Great Wave
The original September 1937 George Allen & Unwin edition of The Hobbit features artwork by J.R.R. Tolkien along with an accompanying dust jacket. This latter work is a modern, stylized graphic design


Defending Middle-Earth: Tolkien: Myth and Modernity
Although highly popular "The Lord of the Rings" has also been widely labelled as reactionary and escapist by hostile critics. This text shows just how mistaken they are. He reveals Tolkien's profound
The Road to Middle-Earth
The definitive guide to the origin of J.R.R. Tolkien's books, from The Hobbit to The History of Middle-earth series - includes unpublished Tolkien extracts and poetry. The Road to Middle-Earth is a
The Great War and Modern Memory
Introduction A Satire of Circumstance The Troglodyte World Adversary Proceedings Myth, Ritual, and Romance Oh What a Literary War Theater of War Arcadian Recourses Soldier Boys Persistence and Memory
J. R. R. Tolkien: A Biography
The only authorised biography, and the only one written by an author who actually met J.R.R. Tolkien, with a redesigned cover to match the distinctive paperback editions of The Lord of the Rings, The
Modernisms: A Literary Guide
`Nicholls' astonishing linguistic and cultural range allows him to see, as have few critics, how various and complex the modernisms really my mind, the very best single study of its subject
Our America: Nativism, Modernism, and Pluralism.
Arguing that the contemporary commitment to the importance of cultural identity has renovated rather than replaced an earlier commitment to racial identity, Walter Benn Michaels asserts that the idea
Politics of modernism
Considered to be the founding father of British cultural theory, Williams was concerned throughout his life to apply a materialist and socialist analysis to all forms of culture, defined generously
One Ring to Bind Them All: Tolkien's Mythology
In this volume, Anne Petty aims to show that when viewed through the combined methodologies of Joseph Campbell, Vladimir Propp, and Claude Levi-Strauss a folkloristic/mythic structure is seen to