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Tolkien and Wales: Language, literature and identity

Phelpstead, Carl Luke 2011. Tolkien and Wales: Language, literature and identity. Cardiff: University of Wales Press.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Authored Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PB Modern European Languages > PB1001 Celtic languages and literature
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
ISBN: 9780708323724
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2013 09:57
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/20618

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