J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia: Scholarship and Critical Assessment

A special paintings of reference and scholarship, this one quantity Encyclopedia comprises discussions of the entire primary concerns in Tolkien scholarship written by way of the prime students within the box.

Coverage not just provides the latest scholarship on J. R. R. Tolkien, but in addition introduces and explores the writer and scholar's existence and paintings inside their historic and cultural contexts. Tolkien's fiction and his assets of impression are tested together with his creative and educational achievements- together with his translations of medieval texts- instructing posts, linguistic works, and the languages he created. The 550 alphabetically prepared entries fall in the following different types of issues: variations; paintings and illustrations; characters in Tolkien's paintings; serious background and scholarship; effect of Tolkien; languages; biography; literary resources; literature; creatures and peoples of Middle-earth; items in Tolkien's paintings; areas in Tolkien's paintings; reception of Tolkien; medieval students; scholarship via Tolkien; medieval literature; stylistic parts; subject matters in Tolkien's works; Theological/ philosophical ideas and philosophers; Tolkien's modern historical past and tradition; works of literature.

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By Wilkie Collins

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Heart of Darkness

Center of Darkness (1899) is a quick novel through Polish novelist Joseph Conrad, written as a body narrative, approximately Charles Marlow's event as an ivory transporter down the Congo River in vital Africa. The river is "a robust tremendous river, you can see at the map, akin to a major snake uncoiled, with its head within the sea, its physique at leisure curving afar over an unlimited state, and its tail misplaced within the depths of the land". during his commute in valuable Africa, Marlow turns into enthusiastic about Mr. Kurtz. the tale is a fancy exploration of the attitudes humans carry on what constitutes a barbarian as opposed to a civilized society and the attitudes on colonialism and racism that have been half and parcel of ecu imperialism. initially released as a three-part serial tale, in Blackwood's journal, the novella center of Darkness has been variously released and translated into many languages. In 1998, the fashionable Library ranked center of Darkness because the sixty-seventh of the hundred top novels in English of the 20 th century.

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Parents and Children

Eleanor and Fulbert Sullivan dwell, with their 9 youngsters starting from nursery to school age, in a massive state condo belonging to Fulbert's mom and dad, Sir Jesse and woman Regan. Sir Jesse sends Fulbert, his simply son, on a enterprise venture to South the USA. information comes of Fulbert's demise, and his executor, Ridley Cranmer, plans an impulsive marriage to Eleanor... yet is Fulbert particularly lifeless? and what's the secret surrounding the parentage of the 3 unusual Marlowes dwelling in genteel penury at the edge of the good estate?

Parents and Children is much less savage in subject matter than a few of Ivy Compton-Burnett's fiction and, with its richly humorous scenes with the kids and fortunately resolved finishing, makes an ideal creation to this exclusive author's hugely person global - a closed global of severe relationships inside of past due Victorian upper-class households, an international within which the as a rule unstated is said and the unthinkable enacted, with darkish revelations blandly rising from formal speeches of significant subtlety.

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Mal-entendido em Moscou

By Simone de Beauvoir

Um romance inédito no Brasil de Simone de Beauvoir.

André e Nicole, dois professores universitários aposentados que sentem o peso da idade, viajam para a União Soviética pela segunda vez na vida. Lá, encontram a filha do primeiro casamento de André, Macha, uma mulher decidida que vive na grande experiência do socialismo do século XX. Assim, inicia-se uma série de mal-entendidos relacionados a questões individuais e coletivas – a não comunicação, a ideia de envelhecer, o amor de longa facts, o papel e a identidade da mulher, as expectativas políticas etc.

Mal-entendido em Moscou, que se vale das experiências de Simone de Beauvoir e de seu marido, Jean-Paul Sartre, em viagem à União Soviética, é um tocante relato sobre decepções políticas e sentimentais que lançam uma luz sobre a singularidade de nossa existência.

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The Fourth Pig (Oddly Modern Fair Tales)

By Naomi Mitchison

The Fourth Pig, initially released in 1936, is a wide-ranging and engaging number of fairy stories, poems, and ballads. Droll and unhappy, lively and anxious, The Fourth Pig displays the hopes and forebodings of its period but in addition resonates with these of at the present time. it's a testomony to the skills of Naomi Mitchison (1897–1999), who used to be an irrepressible phenomenon—a major Scottish political activist in addition to a prolific writer. Mitchison’s paintings, exemplified by means of the stories during this brilliant re-creation, is stamped along with her attribute sharp wit, magical invention, and vibrant political and social consciousness.

Mitchison rewrites famous tales comparable to “Hansel and Gretel” and “The Little Mermaid,” and he or she choices up the track of a ballad with admiring constancy to shape, as in “Mairi MacLean and the Fairy Man.” Her experimental technique is encapsulated within the name tale, that's a gloomy departure from “The 3 Little Pigs.” And within the play Kate Crackernuts, the writer dramatizes in charms and songs a fight opposed to the subterranean powers of fairies who abduct people for his or her excitement. Marina Warner, the prestigious pupil of fairy stories and fiction writer, offers an insightful advent that finds why Mitchison’s writing continues to be significant.

The Fourth Pig is a literary rediscovery, a excitement that would reawaken curiosity in a extraordinary author and character.

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Magnificent Century

By Thomas B. Costain

THE wonderful CENTURY, the second one quantity of Costain's A background of the Plantagenets, covers Henry III's lengthy and turbulent reign, from 1216 to 1272.
During his lifetime Henry used to be usually unpopular, unreliable and inconsistent. but his reign observed dazzling development within the arts, sciences and theology, in addition to in govt. regardless of all, it used to be actually a powerful century.
"Combines a love of the topic with genuine background. . .a nice story." (San Francisco Chronicle)
A heritage of the Plantagenets comprises THE CONQUERING kinfolk, THE significant CENTURY, the 3 EDWARDS and THE final PLANTAGENETS.

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