THE WORLD OF ADULT FANTASY
For as long as man has had an imagination he has woven heroic images to fascinate, impess, terrify, enthrall, enchange: when the world was very young, the stories were "real"--as real as the lamps that lit the night in the vast, fixed globe above a flat world, as reas as the demons, gods, fairies, giants & other powers that filled the known universe.
Lin Carter's book is an enchanted tour of the heroic sagas, the epic myths, the great tales that lived through time to become a source & inspiration to our own century's most magnificent teller of tales--J.R.R. Tolkien.
I enjoyed this book, although it is very outdated. This book discusses many works which were influential to J.R.R. Tolkien, and piqued my interest in reading classic literature.