This is a complete resource for scholars and students of Tolkien, as well as avid fans, with coverage of his life, work, dominant themes, influences, and the critical reaction to his writing.
-An in-depth examination of Tolkien's entire work by a cadre of top scholars
-Provides up-to-date discussion and analysis of Tolkien's scholarly and literary works, including his latest posthumous book, The Fall of Arthur, as well as addressing contemporary adaptations, including the new Hobbit films
-Investigates various themes across his body of work, such as mythmaking, medieval languages, nature, war, religion, and the defeat of evil
-Discusses the impact of his work on art, film, music, gaming, and subsequent generations of fantasy writers