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Of Words and Worlds: The Imagination and Subcreation of J.R.R. Tolkien (Leaders in Action) Hardcover – 1 Sep 2008


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With "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy a permanent resident in many people's list of all-time favourites, and his imaginary world becoming one of the most successful and influential film franchises of all time, J.R.R. Tolkien remains a leading figure in both popular culture and academia."Of Words and Worlds" provides a penetrating insight into Tolkien's life, with particular focus on his imagination and imaginary worlds - which he called his 'subcreation' - and how they influenced and, in turn, were influenced by his faith.This volume addresses Tolkien's lasting legacy, including how he almost single-handedly revived the fantasy genre; how he has influenced dozens of the world's most successful writers, designers, film-makers; and, why his books continue to be an inspiration to millions of fans around the world.

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