TOLKIEN: MAN AND MYTH, A LITERARY LIFE
A LITERARY LIFE. Author: Joseph Pearce. J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" was voted 'greatest book of the century' in a British poll. This major study on Tolkien's life, character and works reveals facts and confronts myths. It explores the background to the man and the culture in which he wrote. This book looks into the interactions that the master writer had with his closest literary colleagues, including his unique relationship with C.S. Lewis--the writer of the "Narnia" books--and the roots of their estrangement. Joseph also explores what Middle Earth and myths meant to Tolkien. Paperback. 257 pages.