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Secret Fire: The Spiritual Vision of J.R.R. Tolkien

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Paperback, 144 pages
Published November 10th 2003 by Darton, Longman and Todd Limited
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Wu Ming
Dec 29, 2010 Wu Ming rated it did not like it
WM4: “Non c’è simbolismo o allegoria cosciente nella mia storia. Allegorie del tipo ‘cinque stregoni = cinque sensi’ sono del tutto estranee al mio modo di pensare. Ci sono cinque stregoni ed è solo un aspetto del racconto. [...] Che non ci sia allegoria non significa, naturalmente, che non ci sia la possibilità di leggervene una. Questa c’è sempre.” (J.R.R.Tolkien, lettera 203)

Queste parole autografe spiegano perché il libro di Stratford Caldecott, Il Fuoco Segreto – La ricerca spirituale di J.
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Leila Bowers
Aug 24, 2011 Leila Bowers rated it really liked it
If you want a general review and criticism of Tolkien, start with Shippey. But if you;re looking for a deep and thought-provoking analysis of the religion, mythology, depth, and worldview of Tolkien and the Lord of the Rings, read this book. It has a great overview of Caldecott's reading of the destruction of the Ring (which he develops in other texts), and for all I have read about Tolkien, I still learned a lot in this book. My least favorite part was the specific Catholicism, as it moved into ...more
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Mar 10, 2010 Dominik rated it it was amazing
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A powerful exposition of the depth of Tolkien's Catholic faith.
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Sep 02, 2010 adllto rated it liked it
This books covers the faith aspects of Tolkien embedded in his literary works. It was this book that started in my hunt for the story Leaf by Niggle. Caldecott suggests we can find a lot of Tolkien the artist in the character Niggle, together the story revealing the academic battles he was fighting over fairy stories and struggling with completing the story of the hobbits' great journey.
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Stratford Caldecott MA (Oxon.), STD, was a Senior Contributor at The Imaginative Conservative, editor of the Humanum Review (online book review journal of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute), and co-editor of Second Spring and the UK/Ireland edition of Magnificat.

He had served as senior editor at Routledge, HarperCollins, T&T Clark, Sophia Institute Press, and as a commissioning editor for
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