The Complete Tolkien Companion by J. E. A. Tyler

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By J. E. A. Tyler

For all those that trip to center Earth, this is the entire consultant to its lands, legends, histories, languages, and other people. the total Tolkien spouse explains, interprets, and hyperlinks each reference—names, dates, locations, evidence, recognized guns, even foodstuff and drink—to be present in J. R. R. Tolkien's global, together with not just The Hobbit and The Lord of the earrings but in addition The Simarillion and plenty of different posthumously released works. a close clarification of some of the Elvish writing structures, including maps, charts, and genealogical tables, deliver the outstanding genius of Tolkien and the unforgettable global and beauty of center Earth to existence with concentration and accuracy. First released in 1976, this is often an fundamental accompaniment for an individual who embarks at the analyzing trip of an entire life.

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In Religion and Revelry in Shakespeare’s Festive World (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008), Phebe Jensen devotes one chapter to the historical, cultural, and literary context for festivity in Shakespeare; focuses three of her five chapters on Shakespeare and his dramatic contemporaries; and discusses The Shepheardes Calendar and Epithalamion in part of one chapter dealing with the reform of the liturgical calendar during the Elizabethan period (64–5 and 75–93). 71 See Rambuss, “Spenser and Milton at Mardi Gras”: 45–72, a groundbreaking essay to which I am indebted.

Illustrating the vital, performative connection between Shakespeare and the celebration of carnival, Milla C. Riggio has edited a volume of essays entitled Teaching Shakespeare through Performance (New York: Modern Language Association of America, 1999) as well as three others on Trinidad Carnival. ” According to Seneca and Macrobius, digestive metaphors are most apt for describing a kind of imitation that makes “something new and different” by “setting it in a new context” (5–6). In “Consumption of the World: Reading, Eating, and Imitation in Every Man Out of His Humour”: 140–41, Dunford discusses Jonson’s dramatization of the imitation of literary models in terms of eating and in particular cannibalism.

Barber uses throughout Shakespeare’s Festive Comedy to describe the potential benefits of celebratory rituals for the populace and other oppressed groups (6–10). 7 In “Too Many Blackamoors: Deportation, Discrimination, and Elizabeth I,” SEL 46 (2006): 305–22, Emily C. 9 The playwright mocks Faustus’s excessive materialism characteristic of rulers and the upper ranks by subjecting his foolishness to ridicule by Wagner, Robin the clown, and the servant Rafe and by making a spectacle of his dismemberment by a hoard of devils at the end of the play.

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