Aaron's Reviews > Tolkien and the Great War: The Threshold of Middle-earth
Tolkien and the Great War: The Threshold of Middle-earth
Oct 06, 2011
An incredible work, that almost makes me wish I had stayed an English major all those years ago. Although I have read Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit, this book makes me want to work my way through the Silmarillion and the Book of Lost Tales--something I've been reluctant to do. Probably the best part of this book is not the extensive and detailed biography of Tolkien during the Great War years but the concluding essay which places Tolkien's work in the context of other Great War writers (Owen, Sassoon, et al) and the modernists that followed the war. A worthwhile read for those interested in the Great War, Middle Earth, or the general effect of war on literature.
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