J. R. R. Tolkien's the Hobbit: Realizing History Through Fantasy: A Critical Companion (Paperback)

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Preface and Acknowledgements

1. Introduction: In a hole in the ground . . .

There and Back Again

A Hobbit in All But Size

The Fish Out of Water

2. The Way to Talk to Dragons: Interpellation, Style, and Narrative Form

A Silliness of Manner

"Praps we sits here and chats"

From a Mythic to a Historical Mode

3. Nasty Disturbing Uncomfortable Things: The Intrusions of History

A Waverley of the Shire

The Vanishing Mediator; or, the Uses of Anachronism

The Seamless Web of Story

Bringing It All Back Home

4. Show Me Now Your Map: Towards a Literary Cartography of Middle-earth

Thr r's Map: The Hidden Entrance to Middle-earth

The Edge of the Wild

Roads Go Ever Ever On

Plus Ultra: Gandalf's Peregrinations

5. More Dangerous and Less Wise: Race, Class, and the Geopolitical Order

What is a Race?

Good People and Decent Enough People

Cruel, Wicked, and Bad-Hearted

Dragon Sickness

6. Conclusion: Quite a little fellow in a wide world

Bibliography

Index

About the Author


Robert T. Tally Jr. is a Professor of English at Texas State University, USA. His books include For a Ruthless Critique of All That Exists: Literature in an Age of Capitalist Realism (2022), Topophrenia: Place, Narrative, and the Spatial Imagination (2019), and Fredric Jameson: The Project of Dialectical Criticism (2014).


Product Details
ISBN: 9783031112652
ISBN-10: 3031112652
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: September 19th, 2022
Pages: 101
Language: English