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Authors

David M. Miller

Artists and Illustrations Included in This Record

First Artist
Bonnie Bergstrom

Second Artist
Bernie Zuber

Third Artist
Tim Kirk

Fourth Artist
Bruce McMenomy

Abstract

Theorizes that works of fantasy need some sort of bridge linking them to the primary world in order to have literary depth. After discussing bridging devices in several other fantasies, notably Eddison’s The Worm Ouroboros, the author locates Tolkien’s bridging device in the initial utter ordinariness and realistic character growth of the hobbits, with whom the reader is led to identify from the start and therefore throughout their later encounters with the high and heroic of Middle -earth.

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