J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Silmarillion" : a seminal mythological work and inspirational source for the author's conception of Middle-earth

  • J.R.R. Tolkien's "enigmatic and unfinished" book "The Silmarillion" - posthumously published by Christopher Tolkien in 1977 - is often referred to as being a mythic work, or a collection of mythopoeic tales, but what exactly does that description entail? Logically, Tolkien's writings, by virtue of being labeled 'mythic' alongside of mythologies such as "The Iliad", "Metamorphoses", and "The Odyssey", must possess qualities which warrant the description. While Tolkien's mythology is in a different category since his mythology is specifically designed for Middle-earth, there are still important overlaps through which inspiration and influences may be traced.

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Author:Dennis Friedrichsen, Niels Rubæk Nielsen
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-657445
URL:https://www.komparatistik-online.de/index.php/komparatistik_online/article/view/218
ISSN:1864-8533
Parent Title (German):Komparatistik online : komparatistische Internet-Zeitschrift
Publisher:Justus-Liebig-Universität
Place of publication:Gießen
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2022/01/21
Date of first Publication:2021/11/18
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2022/02/15
Tag:Worldbuilding
GND Keyword:Tolkien, J. R. R.; The Silmarillion; Mythologie; Willensfreiheit; Schicksal
Volume:2021
Edition:[Version 21.01.2022]
Page Number:31
First Page:1 [60]
Last Page:31 [92]
Note:
S. 1-31 [in späterer Version S. 60-92]
HeBIS-PPN:491744374
Dewey Decimal Classification:8 Literatur / 80 Literatur, Rhetorik, Literaturwissenschaft / 800 Literatur und Rhetorik
8 Literatur / 82 Englische, altenglische Literaturen / 820 Englische, altenglische Literaturen
Sammlungen:CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:Komparatistik online : komparatistische Internet-Zeitschrift / Komparatistik online 2021
Journal:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-657751
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht