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Tolkien and the Great War: The Threshold of Middle-earth (2003)

de John Garth

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A new biography exploring J.R.R. Tolkien's wartime experiences and their impact on his life and his writing of The Lord of The Rings. The period of Tolkien's life in which he fought in The Great War has remained largely unexplored and unresearched by his many and various biographers - this volume concentrates specifically on this period of his life and relates it to his creation of some of the world's best-loved literary works. Written specifically for a general audience, and not just Tolkien fans, this book allows Tolkien's life, work, inspiration and success to be viewed from a new and exciting viewpoint. Having lost many of his friends from school and University in the First World War, this, coupled with his time spent as a signaller in the Royal Lancashire Fusiliers, had a profound impact on him. As did, it would seem, the writing of G. B. Smith, a close friend who was sadly lost in the War. Invalided home from the Somme,Tolkien was able to reflect on his life, and John Garth agues that, far from being a flight of fancy, The Lord of The Rings is, in fact, a product of his wartime experiences and stands as a great war novel.… (més)
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Bibliography: p. 371. Includes index.
  TorontoOratorySPN | Sep 2, 2022 |
The definitive Tolkien biography. Great book. ( )
  CodyMaxwellBooks | Oct 30, 2021 |
A brilliant, absorbing, and detailed look at Tolkien's life with of course most emphasis on his life during World War One. A must read for anyone interested in the background of the man behind Middle-earth. ( )
  sarahlh | Mar 6, 2021 |
Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand Tolkien as an artist. ( )
  octoberdad | Dec 16, 2020 |
This isn't a complete biography of Tolkien but instead a detailed account of the careers of Tolkien and his three closest friends, collectively "the TCBSites" during WWI which goes on to discuss how the war affected Tolkien's creative output, making a convincing case that it is here, rather than in WWII we should look for the influence of real events on Lord of the Rings and other works by the most influential figure in 20th Century fantasy literature. Tolkien's childhood and school days are recounted in fair detail but his post-WWI life is treated in the most cursory fashion. This really is what the title suggests it is. The excruciatingly detailed account of WWI got me, dare I say it? - bogged down in the middle but over-all this is a good, readable book that acheives its aims. The "Postscript" looking at Tolkien's work as and in relation to other literary responses to WWI offered an interesting new perspective to me regarding Tolkien's motives, influences and aims and the descriptions of the basic principles of comparative philology added understanding of how and why language and legend were so intertwined in Tolkien's mind. Fans of Tolkien with an interest in the man, motives and influences behind the stories should read this. ( )
  Arbieroo | Jul 17, 2020 |
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Christopher Luke Wiseman, 1893-1987
Robert Quilter Gilson, 1893-1916
Geoffrey Bache Smith, 1894-1916
 
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This biographical study arose from a single observation: how strange it is that J. R. R. Tolkien should have embarked upon his monumental mythology in the midst of the First World War, the crisis of disenchantment that shaped the modern era.
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A new biography exploring J.R.R. Tolkien's wartime experiences and their impact on his life and his writing of The Lord of The Rings. The period of Tolkien's life in which he fought in The Great War has remained largely unexplored and unresearched by his many and various biographers - this volume concentrates specifically on this period of his life and relates it to his creation of some of the world's best-loved literary works. Written specifically for a general audience, and not just Tolkien fans, this book allows Tolkien's life, work, inspiration and success to be viewed from a new and exciting viewpoint. Having lost many of his friends from school and University in the First World War, this, coupled with his time spent as a signaller in the Royal Lancashire Fusiliers, had a profound impact on him. As did, it would seem, the writing of G. B. Smith, a close friend who was sadly lost in the War. Invalided home from the Somme,Tolkien was able to reflect on his life, and John Garth agues that, far from being a flight of fancy, The Lord of The Rings is, in fact, a product of his wartime experiences and stands as a great war novel.

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