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The politics of fantasy, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien

by Lee D. Rossi

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Published by UMI Research Press in Ann Arbor, Mich .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Lewis, C. S. 1898-1963 -- Fictional works,
  • Tolkien, J. R. R. 1892-1973 -- Political and social views,
  • Fantasy fiction, English -- History and criticism,
  • English fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism,
  • Social problems in literature

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Lee D. Rossi.
    SeriesStudies in speculative fiction ;, no. 10
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR888.F3 R67 1984
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 143 p. ;
    Number of Pages143
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2853700M
    ISBN 100835715973
    LC Control Number84016116

    J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and George MacDonald were the pioneers of the fantasy genre and their impact is unmistakable. Their works— exploring Middle-earth, Narnia, and other tales of redemption, sacrifice, and the battle of good and evil—have become best-selling books and blockbuster movies. Contemporary fantasy writers such as J.K. Rowling grew up inspired by their works.   The Politics of Fantasy: C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien (Studies in Speculative Fiction), written by Lee D. Rossi, is a biographical book about J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S.

    The Oxford group of writers known as the Inklings met and thrived during the s and s. Three of the members, C. S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Charles Williams, became known as authors and cultural figures, recognized for interweaving Christian themes into fantasy fiction.   In his autobiography, Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life, C.S. Lewis said his friendship with J.R.R. Tolkien “marked the breakdown of two old my first coming into the world I had been (implicitly) warned never to trust a Papist, and at my first coming into the English Faculty (explicitly) never to trust a philologist.

    To learn more about J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis visit A fascinating look at the fantasy and philosophy of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R Tolkien. The two men were friends and fellow professors at Oxford, renowned Christian thinkers who both “found it necessary to create for the purposes of their fiction other worlds—not utopias or dystopias, but different worlds.”.   This summer, Newman House Press published a new book by Fr. Francis of the Child Jesus Nekrosius, C.S.J., who served as a Campus Minister at Seton Hall from and earned his M.A.T. from the School of Theology in The title is The Theological Landscape of Middle Earth: On Theology in J.R.R. Tolkien's Fantasy.. The idea for this book grew out of a Campus Ministry .


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The Politics of Fantasy: C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien (Studies in Speculative Fiction) Paperback – November 1, by Lee D. Rossi (Author)Cited by: 1. Download The Politics Of Fantasy C S Lewis And J R R Tolkien books, "C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien are two of the most interesting and entertaining writers of fantasy in the twentieth century.

Certainly they are two of the most popular, and in their own domain, they have been considered among the very best of popular practitioners.

Get this from a library. The politics of fantasy, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. [Lee D Rossi] -- "C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien are two of the most interesting and entertaining writers of fantasy in the twentieth century. Certainly they are two of the most popular, and in their own domain, they.

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien CBE FRSL (/ r uː l ˈ t ɒ l k iː n /; 3 January – 2 September ) was an English writer, poet, philologist, and was the author of the high fantasy works The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

He served as the Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon and Fellow of Pembroke College, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien book, from to and Merton Professor of English Alma mater: Exeter College, Oxford. The first book, Out of the Silent Planet, was apparently written following a conversation with his friend J.R.R.

Tolkien about these trends. Lewis agreed to write a "space travel" story and Tolkien a "time travel" one, but Tolkien never completed " The Lost Road ", linking his Middle-earth to the modern : Clive Staples Lewis, 29 NovemberBelfast. Tolkien's myths are a political fantasy In a world built on myth, we can’t ignore the reactionary politics at the heart of Tolkien’s Middle Earth A spin doctor called Gandalf.

The writer famously had a hand in converting C. Lewis, author of The Chronicles of Narnia, into Christianity, although to Tolkien’s dismay Lewis became a Protestant. But Tolkien disapproved of the overt Christian symbolism is Lewis’ work, thinking it was distracting at best and at worst, a misrepresentation of the religion which could.

Downing’s latest book is Looking for the King, a historical novel featuring C. Lewis, J. Tolkien, and their friends (). Devin Brown is a Professor of English at Asbury University and the author of The Christian World of The Hobbit published by Abingdon Press.

First, Tolkien was a conservative and a Burkean. His wife confirmed the former, and C.S. Lewis’s letters seem to confirm the latter. Second, though a conservative, Tolkien was not a very devout Tory, sometimes mocking Winston Churchill.

Third, Tolkien referred to himself in his letters as an anarchist of the non-violent variety. Should Christians avoid fantasy literature. I'm a teen girl who loves this genre, especially the works of C.

Lewis, J. Tolkien, and George MacDonald. But recently I stumbled across an article that has caused me to wonder whether I've been mistaken in this regard. The author said that Christian fantasy/fiction is an "oxymoron." To prove his point, he quoted I Timothy and said that.

Most scholarship about J.R.R. Tolkien and C. Lewis describes their shared faith and academic interests or analyzes each writer's fantasy works. War of the Fantasy Worlds: C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien on Art and Imagination is the first to focus solely on their contrasting concepts of fantasy.

The authors' views of art and imagination, the. C.S. Lewis. MacDonald died before C.S. Lewis had heard of him, but had a direct impact on Lewis’ faith and work. Lewis referred to MacDonald as his story “master.” In particular, MacDonald’s book Phantaste, had a huge influence on Lewis’ faith.

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You can open the device and get the book by on-line. Tolkien was a devout Roman Catholic, and in his religious and political views he was mostly a traditionalist moderate, with libertarian, Distributist, and monarchist leanings, in the sense of favouring established conventions and orthodoxies over innovation and modernization, whilst castigating government bureaucracy; in he wrote.

Endnotes: Tolkien was an undergraduate at Exeter College from Autumn He read Honour Moderations, specializing in Greek philology—see The Letters of J.R.R.

Tolkien, ed. Humphrey Carpenter (New York: Houghton Mifflin, ), no.7, p—fromtaking Second Class in the summer of He then switched schools from Classics to English, and obtained a First.

Among these are C.S. Lewis, author of the Chronicles of Narnia series; J.R.R. Tolkien, author of "The Lord of the Rings"; Charles Williams, a somewhat less noticed author now a days; and many group consisted of a rather small membership, but the ideas and input that the men gave to each other in regards to their writing probably.

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J.R.R. Tolkien, C. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles. Not only do fantasy books top but it was only after reading The Lord of the Rings by J.

Tolkien that I realized the fantasy genre held the How C.S. Lewis Helped Encourage Tolkien's. Tim Keller discussing C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien's view on fiction and Christianity I do not own the music used in this video Howard Shore-The Lord of the.

examples of serious and thoughtful Tolkien and Lewis criticism. This book is a re-issue of a release in which the author, a professor of philosophy (and novelist in his own right) addresses themes of good and evil, religion, the proper role of fantasy in literature, and other key issues from a sympathetic, yet profoundly professional s: 7.

War of the Fantasy Worlds book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Most scholarship about J.R.R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis desc 3/5(2). [7] The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien: Selected and edited by Humphrey Carpenter With the assistance of Christopher Tolkien, Letter To the Houghton Mifflin Co.

[8] The Quotable Lewis by Wayne Martindale and Jerry Root, Editors: Quote from God in the Dock, “Myth Became Fact” [9] The Collected Letters of C.S.

Lewis, Volume III: Narnia.A fascinating look at the fantasy and philosophy of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R Tolkien. The two men were friends and fellow professors at Oxford, renowned Christian thinkers who both found it necessary to create for the purposes of their fiction other worldsnot utopias or dystopias, but different worlds/5(8).