a book of exploration
 by Rolf A. F. Witzsche

The Lord of the Rings' Metaphors


Mirosoft Reader E-book ID: ISBN 1897046162
Palm Reader E-Book ID: ISBN 1897046332
Adobe Reader E-Book ID: ISBN 1897046499

Printed Soft-cover. ISBN 1897046340 (list price $12.36 USD) e-book price: $ 8.00 USD


The author J.R.R. Tolkien of the mythical tale, The Lord of the Rings, did not only explore history, he experienced it in World War I, World War II, and the Cold War. From this background he was able to put into his tales, wrapped in metaphor, a number of critical choices of the kind on which the survival of civilization depends that we still seem to ignore in our world. He wrote a tale in which the present was determined by the imperatives of the future. But he also wrote a script for shaping that future and the future obeyed! 

Tolkien was an accomplished linguist. Many names in the tale represent profound principles, as well as tragic follies and fascist processes that 'empty' a society of its humanity. 

The research book presented here explores the dimension that stands behind the numerous metaphors in the tale. The book is presented as Volume 2B of the research series, Discovering Infinity.

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