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Flieger, Verlyn 1933-

Overview
Works: 43 works in 218 publications in 3 languages and 13,349 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Fantasy fiction  Fantasy poetry  Poetry  Juvenile works  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Illustrator, Contributor, Other, Redactor, Publisher
Classifications: PR6039.O32, 823.912
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Most widely held works about Verlyn Flieger
 
Most widely held works by Verlyn Flieger
Splintered light : logos and language in Tolkien's world by Verlyn Flieger( Book )

27 editions published between 1983 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J.R.R. Tolkien is perhaps best known for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, but it is in The Silmarillion that the true depth of Tolkien's Middle-earth can be understood. The Silmarillion was written before, during, and after Tolkien wrote The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. A collection of stories, it provides information alluded to in Tolkien's better known works and, in doing so, turns The Lord of the Rings into much more than a sequel to The Hobbit, making it instead a continuation of the mythology of Middle-earth. Verlyn Flieger's expanded and updated edition of Splintered Light, a classic study of Tolkien's fiction first published in 1983, examines The Silmarillion and The Lord of the Rings in light of Owen Barfield's linguistic theory of the fragmentation of meaning. Flieger demonstrates Tolkien's use of Barfield's concept throughout the fiction, showing how his central image of primary light splintered and refracted acts as a metaphor for the languages, peoples, and history of Middle-earth
The story of Kullervo by J. R. R Tolkien( Book )

22 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 1,410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first publication of a previously unknown work of fantasy by J.R.R. Tolkien. Kullervo, son of Kalervo, is perhaps the darkest and most tragic of all J.R.R. Tolkien's characters. "Hapless Kullervo," as Tolkien called him, is a luckless orphan boy with supernatural powers and a tragic destiny. Brought up in the homestead of the dark magician Untamo, who killed his father, kidnapped his mother, and tried three times to kill him when he was still a boy, Kullervo is alone save for the love of his twin sister, Wanona, and the magical powers of the black dog Musti, who guards him. When Kullervo is sold into slavery he swears revenge on the magician, but he will learn that even at the point of vengeance there is no escape from the cruelest of fates. Tolkien himself said that The Story of Kullervo was "the germ of my attempt to write legends of my own," and was "a major matter in the legends of the First Age." Tolkien's Kullervo is the clear ancestor of Turin Turambar, tragic incestuous hero of The Silmarillion. Published here for the first time with the author's drafts, notes, and lecture essays on its source work, the Kalevala, The Story of Kullervo is a foundation stone in the structure of Tolkien's invented world."--
Tolkien studies( )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tolkien studies( )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tolkien studies( )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tolkien studies( )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tolkien Studies( )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Editors' introduction: This is the twelfth issue of Tolkien Studies, the first refereed journal solely devoted to the scholarly study of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. As editors, our goal is to publish excellent scholarship on Tolkien as well as to gather useful research information, reviews, notes, documents, and bibliographical material
Tolkien studies( )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tolkien studies( )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tolkien Studies An Annual Scholarly Review, Volume IX by Michael D. C Drout( )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tolkien studies( )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lay of Aotrou and Itroun : together with the Corrigan poems by J. R. R Tolkien( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and Multiple languages and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coming from the darker side of J.R.R. Tolkien's imagination, this is an important non Middle-earth work to set alongside his other retellings of existing myth and legend, "The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún," "The Fall of Arthur," and "The Story of Kullervo."
A question of time : J.R.R. Tolkien's road to Faërie by Verlyn Flieger( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbitt, The Lord of the Rings, and Silmarillion have long been recognized as among the most popular fiction of the twentieth century, and most critical analysis of Tolkien has centered on these novels. Granted access by the Tolkien estate and the Bodleian Library in Oxford to Tolkien's unpublished writings, Verlyn Flieger uses them here to shed new light on his better known works, revealing a new dimension of his fictive vision and giving added depth of meaning to his writing. Tolkien's concern with time - past and present, real and "faerie"--Captures the wonder and peril of travel into other worlds, other times, other modes of consciousness. Reading his work, we "fall wide asleep" into a dream more real than ordinary waking experience, and emerge with a new perception of the waking world. Flieger explores Tolkien's use of dream as time-travel in his unfinished stories The Lost Road and The Notion Club Papers as well as in The Lord of the Rings and his shorter fiction and poetry. Analyzing Tolkien's treatment of time and time-travel, Flieger shows that he was not just a mythmaker and writer of escapist fantasy but a man whose relationship to his own century was troubled and critical. He achieved in his fiction a double perspective of time that enabled him to see in the mirror of the past the clouded reflection of the present
There would always be a fairy tale : more essays on Tolkien by Verlyn Flieger( )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interrupted music : the making of Tolkien's mythology by Verlyn Flieger( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tolkien made a continuous effort over several years to construct a comprehensive mythology, to include not only the stories themselves but also the storytellers, scribes, and bards who were the offspring of his thought. In Interrupted Music Flieger attempts to illuminate the structure of Tolkien's work, allowing the reader to appreciate its broad, overarching design and its careful, painstaking construction. --from publisher description
Tolkien's legendarium : essays on The history of Middle-earth( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Green suns and faërie : essays on Tolkien by Verlyn Flieger( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With the release of Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy and forthcoming film version of The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien's popularity has never been higher. In Green Suns and Faërie, author Verlyn Flieger, one of world's foremost Tolkien scholars, presents a selection of her best articles -- some never before published -- on a range of Tolkien topics. The essays are divided into three distinct sections. The first explores Tolkien's ideas of sub-creation -- the making of a Secondary World and its relation to the real world, the second looks at Tolkien's reconfiguration of the medieval story tradition, and the third places his work firmly within the context of the twentieth century and 'modernist' literature. With discussions ranging from Tolkien's concepts of the hero to the much-misunderstood nature of Bilbo's last riddle in The Hobbit, Flieger reveals Tolkien as a man of both medieval learning and modern sensibility -- one who is deeply engaged with the past and future, the regrets and hopes, the triumphs and tragedies, and above all the profound difficulties and dilemmas of his troubled century. Taken in their entirety, these essays track a major scholar's deepening understanding of the work of the master of fantasy. Green Suns and Faërie is sure to become a cornerstone of Tolkien scholarship."--Publisher's description
Pig tale by Verlyn Flieger( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A foundling, no longer able to endure the abuse of the villagers, leaves at age fifteen and is drawn to three mysterious strangers who help her discover her true self and where her destiny lies
Tolkien on fairy-stories by J. R. R Tolkien( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new expanded edition of Tolkien's most famous, and most important essay, which defined his conception of fantasy as a literary form, and which led to the writing of The Lord of the Rings. Accompanied by a critical study of the history and writing of the text. J.R.R. Tolkien's "On Fairy-stories" is his most-studied and most-quoted essay, an exemplary personal statement of his views on the role of imagination in literature, and an intellectual tour de force vital for understanding Tolkien's achievement in the writing of The Lord of the Rings. "On Fairy-stories" comprises about 18,000 words. What is little-known is that when Tolkien expanded the essay in 1943, he wrote many more pages of his views that were originally condensed into or cut from the published version. An estimate is difficult, but these unpublished passages perhaps amount to half again as much writing as the essay itself. These passages contain important elaborations of his views on other writers, and their publication represents a significant addition to Tolkien studies. Included in this new critical study of the work are: * An introductory essay setting the stage for Tolkien's 1939 lecture (the origin of the essay) and placing it within a historical context. * A history of the writing of 'On Fairy-stories', beginning with coverage of the original lecture as delivered, and continuing through to first publication in 1947. * The essay proper as published in corrected form in Tree and Leaf (1964). * Commentary on the allusions in the text, and notes about the revisions Tolkien made to the text as published in Tree and Leaf. * Important material not included in the essay as published, with commentary by the editors. Contained within "On Fairy-stories" are the roots of the tree of tales that bore such glittering fruit in Tolkien's published and unpublished work. Here, at last, Flieger and Anderson reveal through literary archaeology the extraordinary genesis of this seminal work and discuss, in their engaging commentary, how what Tolkien discovered during the writing of the essay would shape his writing for the rest of his life
Smith of Wootton Major by J. R. R Tolkien( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What began as a preface to The Golden Key by George MacDonald eventually grew into this short story, so named by Tolkien to suggest an early work by P.G. Wodehouse. Composed almost a decade after The Lord of the Rings, and when his lifelong occupation with the 'Silmarillion' was winding down, Smith of Wootton Major was the product of ripened experience and reflection. It was published in 1967 as a small hardback, complete with black and white illustrations by Pauline Baynes, and would be the last work of fiction to be published in Tolkien's own lifetime." "Now, almost 40 years on, this tale of a wanderer who finds his way into the periolous realm of Faery is being republished; but in addition to a facsimile of the illustrated first edition this new version includes a manuscript of Tolkein's early draft of the story, notes on the genesis, chronology and alternate ending of the story, and a lengthy essay on the nature of Faery, all of which is previously unpublished. Contained within Smith of Wootton Major are many links to the world of Middle-earth, as well as Tolkien's other tales, and in this 'extended edition' the reader will finally discover the full story behind this major piece of short fiction."--Jacket
 
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