Ordway’s Myth-Busting Research: Tolkien’s Modern Reading (A Review)

  In her monumental study, Tolkien’s Modern Reading: Middle-earth Beyond the Middle Ages (TMR), Holly Ordway debunks the popular misconception that J.R.R. Tolkien was an anti-modern medievalist whose inspiration came […]

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Contrary Winds: Tolkien’s Priority of Faith and Family as Presented in Tolkien’s Modern Reading

It is difficult to be immersed in a world of contrary winds and hold steady to one’s course. And yet, this is precisely what J.R.R. Tolkien did. Although he is […]

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An Interview with Holly Ordway

In order to detail Tolkien’s modern literary influences, you had to read as many of the books Tolkien had read as you could — which means first you had to […]

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Review: Tolkien’s Modern Reading

  Long before the printing press, Solomon complained that “of the making of many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh.”[1] What would […]

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