Tolkien as a Literary Artist : Exploring Rhetoric, Language and Style in The Lord of the Rings

Tolkien as a Literary Artist : Exploring Rhetoric, Language and Style in The Lord of the Rings

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Publisher's Synopsis

This book takes a fresh look at Tolkien's literary artistry from the points of view of both linguistics and literary history, with the aim of shedding light on the literary techniques used in The Lord of the Rings. The authors study Tolkien's use of words, style, narrative techniques, rhetoric and symbolism to highlight his status as literary artist. Dirk Siepmann uses a corpus stylistic approach to analyse Tolkien's vocabulary and syntax, while Thomas Kullmann uses discourse theory, literary history and concepts of intertextuality to explore Tolkien's literary techniques, relating them to the history of English fiction and poetry. Issues discussed include point of view, speeches, story-telling, landscape descriptions, the poems inserted into the body of the narrative, and the role of language in the characterization of the novel's protagonists. This book will be of particular interest to students and scholars of literature, corpus linguistics and stylistics, as well as Tolkien fans and specialists.

Book information

ISBN: 9783030692988
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Pub date:
DEWEY: 823.912
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 305
Weight: 565g
Height: 210mm
Width: 148mm
Spine width: 19mm