A Secret Vice: Tolkien on Invented Languages

A Secret Vice: Tolkien on Invented Languages

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First ever critical study of Tolkien’s little-known essay, which reveals how language invention shaped the creation of Middle-earth and beyond, to George R R Martin’s Game of Thrones.

J.R.R. Tolkien’s linguistic invention was a fundamental part of his artistic output, to the extent that later on in life he attributed the existence of his mythology to the desire to give his languages a home and peoples to speak them. As Tolkien puts it in ‘A Secret Vice’,… (more)


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Publisher: HarperCollins (April 07, 2016)

Collection: Tolkien

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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