The Power of Tolkien's Prose: Middle-Earth's Magical Style

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Addressing the 'lack of discussion of Tolkien's style' in scholarly interrogations of that writer, this book uncovers the multifaceted appeal of Tolkien's prose style.

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"Walker has read both widely and deeply in Tolkien's fiction, essays, and published letters, and uses all of these . . .There are many other worthwhile discussions of Tolkien's love of resuscitating dead metaphor, and his use of religion, coincidence, luck, prefiguring, and much else . . . "The Power of Tolkien's Prose" therefore helps to fill a gap in Tolkien scholarship. It is essentially a survey of the varieties of Tolkien's prose, an overview touching on a wide range of stylistic components, occasionally delving deep into particular sections."--"Tolkien Studies" "Behind the beloved stories, Walker unveils Tolkien's mastery of language, symbol, and style. With scholarly rigor and a vivid style of his own, Walker finds in Tolkien's fiction every important attribute his detractors have declared that it lacked. From now on, you cannot speak intelligently about Tolkien's writing without taking into account all the arguments in Walker's book. Walker takes his place beside Tom Shippey in the vanguard of serious Tolkien scholarship."--Orson Scott Card, "New York Times" best-selling author of over sixty such novels as Hugo- and Nebula-Award-winning "Ender's Game" and "Speaker for the Dead""""Walker's groundbreaking contribution is to show how Tolkien's style makes meaning by involving readers in that meaning-making. Full of original insights that are likely to prove illuminating for all serious readers of Tolkien, "The Power of Tolkien's Prose "makes sense of the sea of conflicting opinion about Tolkien's work."--Jonathan Langford, author of "Pathways into Maturity: Coming-of-Age among Hobbits" "In spectacularly effective criticism firmly grounded in Tolkien's texts, Walker mediates between contradictory readings by revealing heretofore unnoticed nuances in the style. He demonstrates the consistent effect of 'vivid ambiguity' an intensity of vision, both understated and packed with implications, that invites a variety of responses and opens readers' eyes to possibilities beyond the ordinary yet always grounded in it. Walker's own prose is engaging, imaginative, lively, earthily concrete, and rich with paradox. Just as Tolkien turns us back to our lives with fresh eyes, so we return from Walker to Tolkien's prose with heightened awareness, ready to see it anew."--Bruce Young, Brigham Young University"""Highly literate and original, "The Power of Tolkien's Prose "is a sparkling and allusion-rich love letter to Tolkien's whole "oeuvre.""--Sandra Ballif Straubhaar, University of Texas at Austin"" "A delightful read in prose as entertaining as it is powerful, "The Power of Tolkien's Prose "looks for the first time at how Tolkien works his stylistic magic. Example after compelling example convinces me the style ultimately relates fantasy with reality. I will never see Tolkien's world in the same light. Walker has thrown open the doors of Tolkien criticism wider than any scholar since Tom Shippey."--Jeff Swift, author of "Tolkien's Realistic Representation"

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STEVE C. WALKER is Professor of English at Brigham Young University, USA and author of Seven Ways of Looking at Susanna, A Book of Mormons, and Mourning with Those who Mourn.

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