Tom Shippey


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September 09, 1943

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Publishes as T.A. Shippey and Tom Shippey.

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The Road to Middle-Earth: H...

3.91 avg rating — 5,652 ratings — published 1982 — 3 editions
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J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of t...

3.80 avg rating — 5,138 ratings — published 2000 — 18 editions
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The Oxford Book of Science ...

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The Oxford Book of Fantasy ...

3.83 avg rating — 139 ratings — published 1994 — 3 editions
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Roots and Branches

4.51 avg rating — 51 ratings — published 2007
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The Shadow-Walkers: Jacob G...

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Laughing Shall I Die: Lives...

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Beowulf: The Critical Heritage

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Poems of Wisdom and Learnin...

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Old English Verse

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“The cry that 'fantasy is escapist' compared to the novel is only an echo of the older cry that novels are 'escapist' compared with biography, and to both cries one should make the same answer: that freedom to invent outweighs loyalty to mere happenstance, the accidents of history; and good readers should know how to filter a general applicability from a particular story.”
Tom Shippey, The Road to Middle-Earth: How J.R.R. Tolkien Created A New Mythology

“When people say that this kind of fantasy fiction is escapist and evading the real world, well I think that’s an evasion. It’s actually trying to confront something that most people would rather not confront.”
Tom Shippey

“While persistence offers no guarantees, it does give 'luck' a chance to operate.”
Tom Shippey, The Road to Middle-Earth: How J.R.R. Tolkien Created A New Mythology

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