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Understanding Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings
Understanding Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings Author:William Ready "Stimulating" - Library Journal — "Remarkable" - Chicago Daily News — "A critical study of J.R.R. Tolkien that is personal, original, creative, brilliant, captivating... a model of excellence." - Austin American Statesman — The enormous popularity of J.R.R. Tolkien's books - particularly "The Lord of the Rings" - has created one of the largest "in"... more » circles ever built up around one man's work; at the same time, the critics are in violent disagreement over their value and even their meaning.
In the face of this confusion, many non-Tolkien-readers are baffled by buttons that read "Frodo Lives" and by the special language and subtleties that are understood by those who have immersed themselves in the world of the Hobbits.
Now a distinguished scholar who spent hours interviewing Tolkien has written a readable, understandable introduction to the man and his work.
"It seems unlikely that anyone will beat Mr. Ready's understanding of 'The Lord of the Rings' ... remarkable intuition." - Chicago Daily News« less