Sunday, March 06, 2005

Unsung Heroes of The Lord of the Rings - Xoanon @ 10:15 PST
Blackbird writes: Please pass along some info about Unsung Heroes of The Lord of the Rings: From the Page to the Screen, by Lynnette R. Porter. It'll be published in late March by Greenwoord Press/Praeger. This is the book for anyone who's a fan of Merry, Pippin, Eowyn, Galadriel, Arwen, Legolas, or Gimli. They're the "unsung heroes" discussed in great detail, in both Tolkien's work and Peter Jackson's adaptation. The book also describes fandom's role in LotR's continuing popularity, as well as the need for Tolkien's heroic characters in a modern world. The book presents an in-depth look at some of our favorite characters who often are not featured in other critical works.

Unsung Heroes is both literary and film criticism; about half of each chapter is devoted to the book and half to Jackson's adaptation.

Lynnette R. Porter is an associate professor in the Humanities and Social Sciences Department at Embry-Riddle University and a member of the Tolkien Society. This is her fifth book, but first about LotR.

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