Splintered Light by Verlyn Flieger
Logos and Language in Tolkien's World
Paperback: 208 pages
Verlyn Flieger's expanded and updated edition of Splintered Light, a classic study of Tolkien's fiction first published in 1983, examines The Silmarillion and The Lord of the Rings in light of Owen Barfield's linguistic theory of the fragmentation of meaning. Flieger demonstrates Tolkien's use of Barfield's concept throughout his fiction, showing how his central image of primary light splintered and refracted acts as a metaphor for the languages, peoples, and history of Middle-earth.
TT Code - FAB146
UPC Code - 9780873387446
ISBN Code - 0-87338-744-9