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Tolkien and Wagner: The Ring and Der Ring

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Tolkien famously rejected comparison of his Ring with Wagner's, though there is good evidence that Tolkien knew much more about Der Ring des Nibelungen than he let on after the publication of The Lord of the Rings. Analysis of that work from a Wagnerian point of view enables consideration of it in a new way. By exploring the parallels between Wagner's Ring and Tolkien's, a ...more
Paperback, 252 pages
Published February 25th 2012 by Walking Tree Publishers
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It was written by my professor so I couldn't resist--I saw a lot of our lectures in some of the later chapters. Interesting conclusion--even more interesting to see him debating some of the points I assumed he took a different stance on.
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