J.R.R. Tolkien delved into the Middle Ages to create a critique of the modern world in his fantasy, yet did so in a form of modernist literature with postmodern implications and huge commercial success. These essays examine that paradox and its significance in understanding the intersection between traditionalist and counter-culture criticisms of the modern. The approach helps to explain the popularity of his works, the way in which they continue to be brought into dialogue with twenty-first century issues, and their contested literary significance in the academy.
Read all about Clifford’s BIG ideas! Classic Clifford reissued! It only takes a little to BE BIG! Summer vacation means one thing–more time for Emily Elizabeth to play with Clifford! Until this summer, that is. Emily Elizabeth’s family is going far away, so far that Clifford can’t come. Or can he? Follow along as Clifford sniffs, swims, and tiptoes to find Emily Elizabeth–just in the nick of time! The BE BIG campaign invites everyone, big and small, to take action and raise awareness for how CLIFFORD’S BIG IDEAS can make the world a better place. Clifford’s Big Ideas are: Be a Good Friend * Share * Be Kind * Help Others * Be Truthful * Have Respect * Be Responsible * Play Fair * Work Together * Believe in Yourself
The first and only guide to the galaxy’s most fascinating weapons. Each lightsaber is as unique as the Jedi (or Sith) who wields it. Design techniques, hilt length, power source: all of these choices can add up to very different results, suited to particular applications. From Obi-Wan’s modification of his Padawan lightsaber to Darth Maul’s double-welded model, this book examines each lightsaber in detail, revealing the secrets of its construction.