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Re: New (2007) T. Shippey book on JRRT: Roots and Branches

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  • Jason Fisher
    ... Here s the full TOC: The Roots: Tolkien and his Predecessors 1. Tolkien and the Beowulf-poet 2. Tolkien and the Appeal of the Pagan: Edda and Kalevala 3.
    Message 1 of 3 , Sep 24, 2007
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      > Anyone in a position to share the table of contents for Tom Shippey's
      > recent (2007) publication, Roots and Branches (Walking Tree
      > Publishers)? Am tempted to order it from an online vendor, but at
      > $24.20 for a pb I'd like to know what I'm getting!

      Here's the full TOC:

      The Roots: Tolkien and his Predecessors

      1. Tolkien and the Beowulf-poet
      2. Tolkien and the Appeal of the Pagan: Edda and Kalevala
      3. Tolkien and the West Midlands: The Roots of Romance
      4. Tolkien and the Gawain-poet
      5. Grimm, Grundtvig, Tolkien: Nationalisms and the Invention of Mythologies
      6. The Problem of the Rings: Tolkien and Wagner
      7. Goths and Huns: The Rediscovery of Northern Cultures in the Nineteenth Century

      Heartwood: Tolkien and Scholarship

      8. Fighting the Long Defeat: Philology in Tolkien�s Life and Fiction
      9. History in Words: Tolkien�s Ruling Passion
      10. A Look at Exodus and Finn and Hengest
      11. Tolkien and Iceland: The Philology of Envy
      12. Tolkien�s Academic Reputation Now

      The Trunk: The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion

      13. Light-elves, Dark-elves, and Others: Tolkien�s Elvish Problem
      14. Indexing and Poetry in The Lord of the Rings
      15. Orcs, Wraiths, Wights: Tolkien�s Images of Evil
      16. Heroes and Heroism: Tolkien�s Problems, Tolkien�s Solutions
      17. Noblesse Oblige: Images of Class in Tolkien
      18. �A Fund of Wise Sayings�: Proverbiality in Tolkien

      Twigs and Branches: Minor Works by Tolkien

      19. Tolkien and �The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth�
      20. The Versions of �The Hoard�
      21. Allegory versus Bounce: (Half of) an Exchange on Smith of Wootton Major
      22. Blunt Belligerence: Tolkien Mr. Bliss
      23. Another Road to Middle-earth: Jackson�s Movie Trilogy

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