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Tolkien’s modern reading: Middle-earth beyond the Middle Ages; by Holly Ordway

— review by Putri Prihatini

21 December 2021 | Mallorn, Winter, 2021, 49

Tolkien’s modern reading: Middle-earth beyond the Middle Ages is Holly Ordway’s meticulous answer to the popular opinion (albeit not the prevailing consensus among scholars) that Tolkien dismissed modern literature. Consisting of twelve chapters, plus image galleries and extensive notes and bibliography, Ordway takes her readers on a journey to explore modern literary works that influenced Tolkien in his writing.…

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