Cloth $148.00 ISBN: 9780708323724 Published July 2011 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9780708323915 Published July 2011 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

Tolkien and Wales

Language, Literature and Identity

Carl Phelpstead

Tolkien and Wales
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Carl Phelpstead

Distributed for University of Wales Press

183 pages | 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 | © 2011
Cloth $148.00 ISBN: 9780708323724 Published July 2011 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9780708323915 Published July 2011 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
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.
Sara Brown | Mythlore

“[T]his is a book that offers much to both the serious student of Tolkien, as well as those who are simply interested in discovering more about the various influences on Tolkien’s writing.”

 

Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Definitions, conventions and abbreviations
Chronology

Part I: Language
1. Encountering Welsh
2. Linguistic taste
3. Inventing language
Part II: Literature
4. Mythological sources
5. Arthurian literature
6. Breton connections
Part III: Identity
7. Insular identities

Appendix: Tolkien’s Welsh books
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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