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Tolkien and the Study of His Sources: Critical Essays
by McFarland

Source criticism--analysis of a writer's source material--has emerged as one of the most popular approaches in exploring the work of J.R.R. Tolkien.

This set of new essays by leading Tolkien scholars describes the theory and methodology for proper source criticism and provides practical demonstrations of the approach.

Tolkien and the Study of His Sources: Critical Essays
 
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The Illuminated Edda

The Illuminated Edda


The Viking tales of gods, giants and heroes come alive within the pages of the Illuminated Edda. Visit the majestic city of Asgard- home of the gods. Fight legendary dragons alongside Sigurd, renowned hero. Witness the creation of the world tree Yggdrasil along with the awesome worlds that hang upon its branches. Get entwined in Loki’s schemes as he saves the gods from disaster, and then witness...   [click here for more]
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Orbit: JRR Tolkien: The True Lord of the Rings

Orbit: JRR Tolkien: The True Lord of the Rings


He imagined realms of wizards, orcs and hobbits and elevated fantasy from pulp to respected literature. J.R.R. Tolkien, the iconic author who captivated generations with his rich and complex mythology of Middle Earth, is the subject of his own tale in a special edition of Bluewater Productions’ latest biography comic title “Orbit.” ...   [click here for more]
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Icelanders in the Viking Age: The People of the Sagas

Icelanders in the Viking Age: The People of the Sagas


The Sagas of Icelanders are enduring stories from Viking-Age Iceland filled with love and romance, battles and feuds, tragedy and comedy. Yet these tales are little read today, even by lovers of literature. The culture and history of the people depicted in the Sagas are often unfamiliar to the modern reader, though the audience for whom the tales were intended would have had an intimate understanding...   [click here for more]
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Canister X Comix #1

Canister X Comix #1


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Canister X Comix #2

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Autobiographical comics by indie writer and publisher, A.P. Fuchs. Features: 24 pages of comics in 24 hours as part of the famous 24-hour-comic challenge, including: A sleepless night, a bizarre superhero's origin, kids and bad language, expensive cupcakes, . . . and more! B&W Formatted panel-by-panel for ease of reading on your eReader. About the Author: A.P. Fuchs is the author of many novels...   [click here for more]
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Superheroes of the Round Table: Comics Connections to Medieval and Renaissance Literature

Superheroes of the Round Table: Comics Connections to Medieval and Renaissance Literature


Few scholars nursed on the literary canon would dispute that knowledge of Western literature benefits readers and writers of the superhero genre. This analysis of superhero comics as Romance literature shows that the reverse is true--knowledge of the superhero romance has something to teach critics of traditional literature. Establishing the comic genre as a cousin to Arthurian myth, Spenser, and...   [click here for more]
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Crossing Boundaries in Graphic Narrative: Essays on Forms, Series and Genres

Crossing Boundaries in Graphic Narrative: Essays on Forms, Series and Genres


Although the idea that graphic narratives represent an important literary form is still debated in academic circles, in recent years comics scholarship has emerged into wider contexts. This collection of new essays considers various literary approaches to graphic narrative and sequential art. The authors examine the politics of comic form and narrative, the ways in which graphic narrative and sequential...   [click here for more]
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The Arkadak Papers

The Arkadak Papers


What causes these periodic eruptions of interest in unknown places and unknown events? What small spark ignites our curiosity about places half way around the world with names we find hard to pronounce and lifestyles we can only imagine? Yet it happens all the time in different places around the world. Not knowing where to go without knowing where you've been is likely at the heart...   [click here for more]
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Canadian Scribbler: Collected Letters of an Underground Writer

Canadian Scribbler: Collected Letters of an Underground Writer


Bringing together letters from 2005 – 2013, Canadian Scribbler: Collected Letters of an Underground Writer is a look into the world of independent publisher, author, editor and cartoonist, A.P. Fuchs. Topics include: self-publishing tips and tricks, writing advice, the C4 Lit Fest short story critiques, Fuchs’s superhero epic The Axiom-man Saga, book reviews and commentary,...   [click here for more]
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Getting Down and Digital: How to Self-publish Your Book

Getting Down and Digital: How to Self-publish Your Book


A Step-by-step, No-nonsense, No-hype Guide to Successfully Publishing Your Book Yourself In an age of self-publishing hype and scattered sources of reliable information, it’s difficult for the would-be self-publisher to learn how to properly launch their career and avoid the inevitable pitfalls the world of independent publishing is known for. Not anymore. Getting Down and Digital: How...   [click here for more]
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Write or Wrong: A Writer's Guide to Creating Comics

Write or Wrong: A Writer's Guide to Creating Comics


For over five years Dirk Manning's "Write or Wrong" column at Newsarama has provided aspiring writers with candid advice, anecdotes and inspiration about how to successfully meet artists, create comics, and get them published. At long last, Dirk collects key columns from his popular long-running series with each installment personally revisited by Manning in preparation for the book's release....   [click here for more]
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The Canister X Transmission: Year One - Collected Newsletters

The Canister X Transmission: Year One - Collected Newsletters


Begin transmission . . . Running weekly from May 2014 to May 2015, The Canister X Transmission was sent via email to readers worldwide. Serving as a source of inspiration for writers and artists everywhere, its impact was made known by the replies sent to A.P. Fuchs's inbox week-to-week. The newsletter covered four main topics: The Creative Thought of the Week, in which Fuchs...   [click here for more]
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Deep Cooking

Deep Cooking


Cooking techniques are included in the recipes that will further enhance the flavor of the foods to bring you a more enjoyable dining experience. If the food is not at its best during preparation, the result will suffer. The difference between a chef and a cook is in the scientific method of preparation. These “tricks of the trade” are revealed here in many of the recipes, such as how...   [click here for more]
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The Canister X Transmission: Year Two - Collected Newsletters

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Begin transmission . . . Running weekly from May 2015 to April 2016, The Canister X Transmission was sent via email to readers worldwide. Every week, readers received updates from the desk of A.P. Fuchs that served as a behind-the-scenes gateway into his views on the publishing industry and past work. The newsletter covered four main topics: Writing/Creating/Publishing, in which...   [click here for more]
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The Evolution of Capitalism: The Philosophy of Misery

The Evolution of Capitalism: The Philosophy of Misery


When this book was written, industrialism was just starting to take root and Proudhon saw a problem with the amount of work that was put into a product and the amount that a business was charging for it. This work then argues for fair pricing for the work put into it and that would attribute justice in the industrial age. Proudhon also makes large use of the religious fervour at the time to either...   [click here for more]
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Systematic Theology Volume I

Systematic Theology Volume I


Often referred to as the “Prince of Theology”, Charles Hodge has stood as a icon of Calvinist theology for over a century. Dealing thoroughly with the philosophical question of God and theology in general, Hodge argues cohesively for the existence and work of God on all levels. This work finishes off with the topic of “Theology Proper”, otherwise known as the person of God,...   [click here for more]
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Daemonologie: Demon Lore Series Book VIII

Daemonologie: Demon Lore Series Book VIII


Written as both a religious and political piece, this work shows the history and foundation of necromancy and demonology. Going back to ancient history, James VI is able to show from a Christian perspective why these arts are derived from dark, bleak sources and also what steps should be taken to persecute and eliminate it. ...   [click here for more]
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Devil-Worship in France or, The Question of Lucifer: Demon Lore Series Book IX

Devil-Worship in France or, The Question of Lucifer: Demon Lore Series Book IX


A dark and thorough treatment of the case for Satan and devil worship in France. Waite uses many sources, of which many are debunked about the existence of secret orders and fraternities which secretly worship Lucifer. These accusations go from the Mason to the Rosicrucians and other groups that are known not to. ...   [click here for more]
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Magic and Witchcraft: Occult Mysteries Series IV

Magic and Witchcraft: Occult Mysteries Series IV


A short work reflecting on the origins and reality of magic and witchcraft. Moir uses various ancient resources in his evaluation along with many pieces of writing that emerged out of his circle of writers. Even though his conclusions are out of date or even misinformed. This work, and others like it, helped form the mythos of the modern day occult. ...   [click here for more]
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Modern Magic: Occult Mysteries Series V

Modern Magic: Occult Mysteries Series V


Using various types of occult practices, Vere sheds a light on the types of magic and necromancy practised during the time this book was written. He draws on many sources and educates everyone in where these types of forms came from, who are the major players and how they are being practised in his time. ...   [click here for more]
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The Social Contract & Discourses

The Social Contract & Discourses


The role of government and whether it is required was a great topic of discussion around the revolt against the French nobility at the time this book was written. The argument focuses around whether the idea of law and good conscious is written within each of us and that we all know how government should act and be carried out. The work then goes over the various forms of government and of them all...   [click here for more]
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Prayer and Praying Men

Prayer and Praying Men


Prayer can have great effects if we are devoted to spending the time on our knees before our Father God. Throughout the history of the Bible, the greatest men of those ancient truths were all men who were willing to pray to affect change in their world and to draw closer to their Lord and Saviour. This book shows how all these great men approached prayer and the changes it can bring out our own lives....   [click here for more]
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Power Through Prayer

Power Through Prayer


Christ did not come for the righteous but for the sinner and He calls us to pray like he did to the Father in a continual basis. Bounds in this work outlines what kind of heaven and earth shattering effects prayer can have from the individual person to the very ministry that someone may be trying to perform. There is no limit or bounds to what kind of power to faith prayer can have. ...   [click here for more]
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Dream Psychology: Psychoanalysis for Beginners

Dream Psychology: Psychoanalysis for Beginners


Dreams can have many hidden meanings that we often times will take for granted. Freud teaches us that we need to carefully analyze what we dream and be aware of what may be going on in our unconsciousness. Although Dr. Freud makes most dream connections to something phallic, this is still a landmark work that helped to develop many of the dream therapies that exist today. ...   [click here for more]
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The Reality of Prayer

The Reality of Prayer


Too often we think of prayer in only the human dimension: as a means of edification, or spiritual empowerment, but prayer in fact is a mostly spiritual thing where it impacts many different aspects of life and spirit. Bounds expounds on this brilliantly and uses both Christ and the Holy Spirit as examples of and the expositors or our prayers to the Father. ...   [click here for more]
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The Essentials of Prayer

The Essentials of Prayer


Do you come with the right mindset when you pray? Do you only come in times of trouble? Bounds reminds us that in order to have a proper prayer life we must always be focused on God and have an undivided heart devoted solely to the one and only God. Even those who only pray in times of trouble can find the Essentials of Prayer helpful as they struggle with the issue of whether prayer works. ...   [click here for more]
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The Christian Doctrine of Sin

The Christian Doctrine of Sin


In dealing with the many different doctrines of his day concerning sin, Tulloch lays out his six different lectures on the topic. Using the Old and New Testaments, he dives deep into the teachings and orthodoxy of the past to prove his point on what sin is and how it affects us all. In order to refute many other religions, he takes examples from them as well to show how tenable the Christian position...   [click here for more]
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The Analogy of Religion

The Analogy of Religion


In an age when deism was taking a strong foothold, Butler argued for the return to an orthodox view of God. He did not agree that God was detached and separated from the world, or that Jesus was more God than man, but rather that God was personal and Christ was exactly as he is seen in the orthodox doctrine of Protestant Christianity. ...   [click here for more]
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Irish Witchcraft and Demonology

Irish Witchcraft and Demonology


In this work the history of Irish witchcraft is lined up with the trials that followed and the convictions that followed. Also included are the basic beliefs in demonology and the occult that the locals believed in and held to in the day. ...   [click here for more]
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The Georgics

The Georgics


A poem written in four books that focus on the ways and life of the agriculturalists of the ancient Greeks. These poems open up with a prayer to the agricultural deities of ancient Greece and then expanding later into a philosophical work dealing with how the agricultural life of the typical farmer is something that should model the lives of all humans in all times. ...   [click here for more]
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The Eclogues

The Eclogues


Using the template laid out by the poems of Theocritus, Virgil makes a Roman version that lays out several mythic and political revolutions that make it quite different than the Greek counterpart. The image of the singing farmers and the embracing or suffering through revolutionary love and the happiness or unhappiness is causes. ...   [click here for more]
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The Evolution of the Dragon

The Evolution of the Dragon


The dragon has always been a mysterious creature that has captivated young and old people for hundreds of years. In this work the history of the dragon and where the story emerged from come to light. Delving into the ancient stories all over the world the descriptions and influence the story of the dragon had on the ancient cultures will enlighten anyone’s thinking on this topic. ...   [click here for more]
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Writings of Nietzsche: Volume II

Writings of Nietzsche: Volume II


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Ascent of Mount Carmel

Ascent of Mount Carmel


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Dark Night of the Soul

Dark Night of the Soul


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Novum Organum and Other Writings

Novum Organum and Other Writings


Referred to as the father of the scientific method, Bacon gives the importance of the empirical method and in skepticism of the world around us. He taught us to ask questions about everything about us so that we could learn by deductive reasoning and ruling out all other possibilities. Although he had many influence on other aspects of our modern society, the volume includes a good amount of his complete...   [click here for more]
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Systematic Theology Volume III

Systematic Theology Volume III


Continuing on in the final book on his mammoth work on theology, Hodge finishes his thoughts on the work of Christ, Salvation and the Holy Spirit. He lines out the thinking and fallacies of many evangelical and Roman Catholic schools of thought while clearly explaining the Reformed way of thinking. He concludes this tome with the Calvinist teachings on the final days of both the earth and humanity...   [click here for more]
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Tolkien and the Study of His Sources: Critical Essays

Tolkien and the Study of His Sources: Critical Essays


Source criticism--analysis of a writer's source material--has emerged as one of the most popular approaches in exploring the work of J.R.R. Tolkien. Since Tolkien drew from many disparate sources, an understanding of these sources, as well as how and why he incorporated them, can enhance readers' appreciation. This set of new essays by leading Tolkien scholars describes the theory and methodology...   [click here for more]
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Encyclopedia of Demons in World Religions and Cultures

Encyclopedia of Demons in World Religions and Cultures


This exhaustive volume catalogs nearly three thousand demons in the mythologies and lore of virtually every ancient society and most religions. From Aamon, the demon of life and reproduction with the head of a serpent and the body of a wolf in Christian demonology, to Zu, the half-man, half-bird personification of the southern wind and thunder clouds in Sumero-Akkadian mythology, entries offer descriptions...   [click here for more]
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Feminism in the Worlds of Neil Gaiman

Feminism in the Worlds of Neil Gaiman


Essays on the Comics, Poetry and Prose This collection of new essays looks carefully at the broad spectrum of Neil Gaiman’s work and how he interacts with feminism. Sixteen diverse essays from Gaiman scholars examine highlights from Gaiman’s graphic novels, short stories, novels, poems and screenplays, and confront the difficult issues he raises, including femininity,...   [click here for more]
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Inside Dickens' London

Inside Dickens' London


This is a fascinating, evocative account of 19th-century London, so well known from Charles Dickens' much-loved novels. It draws on descriptions of life in the capital from original letters, diaries and newspapers, as well as Dickens' own social commentary, to paint a vivid portrait of a city undergoing massive social changes. No author has ever described the city of London as well as Dickens. His...   [click here for more]
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Inside Pepys' London

Inside Pepys' London


Inside Pepys' London reveals a vivid picture of London at a critical point in history - poised to become a major centre of international commerce and culture. It provides accounts of all aspects of contemporary life, from the arts and entertainment, to politics and religion. Though no king or great general, thanks to his diary Samuel Pepys is one of the most interesting characters in history....   [click here for more]
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Beyond Horatio's Philosophy: The Fantasy of Peter S. Beagle

Beyond Horatio's Philosophy: The Fantasy of Peter S. Beagle


In Beyond Horatio's Philosophy: The Fantasy of Peter S. Beagle, David Stevens examines the fantasy of American writer Peter S. Beagle. He finds a consistent view of the world and an almost overpowering sense of humor, leading him to conclude that Beagle believes that love is the best thing we have and the only reason for living. His work will be read and enjoyed for generations to come, and Stevens...   [click here for more]
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The Life of Sir Walter Scott: A Biography

The Life of Sir Walter Scott: A Biography


Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) is one of the best-loved Scottish writers. Beginning with a series of poetry collections and nonfiction works, Scott quickly became known as a rising force in British letters. But it was with the publication of Waverley (1814), the first of a series of sixteen bestselling historical novels known collectively as the Waverley novels, that the writer established himself as...   [click here for more]
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Clark Ashton Smith: A Critical Guide to the Man and His Work, Second Edition

Clark Ashton Smith: A Critical Guide to the Man and His Work, Second Edition


Clark Ashton Smith (1893-1961) was a major writer of fantasy and science fiction during the first half of the twentieth century. Together with H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard, Smith was one of the "Three Musketeers" of legendary Weird Tales magazine, and contributed some of the most distinctive (and controversial) fantastic fiction to ever appear in Hugo Gernsback's Wonder Stories. His...   [click here for more]
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Spine Intact, Some Creases

Spine Intact, Some Creases


A legendary name from the Golden Age of Paperbacks, VICTOR J. BANIS spins a witty and exuberant tale of A Thousand and One Knights, flitting blithely from tale to tail, in one era and out the other. Part autobiography, part a history of the Gay Revolution, part writing manual, part juicy gossip, with a few tasty recipes thrown in for good measure, Spine Intact, Some Creases is a summing up -- alternately...   [click here for more]
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Discovering H.P. Lovecraft

Discovering H.P. Lovecraft


A definitive look at the life and work of horror writer H.P. Lovecraft, by a leading scholar of the fantasy and horror field. INTRODUCTION, by Darrell Schweitzer NOTES ON AN ENTITY, by Robert Bloch A LITERARY COPERNICUS, by Fritz Leiber, Jr. THE FOUR FACES OF THE OUTSIDER, by Dirk W. Mosig THE FIRST LEWIS THEOBALD, by R. Boerem STORY-WRITING: A Letter from H. P. Lovecraft CHARACTER GULLIBILITY...   [click here for more]
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Lolita - The Story of a Cover Girl

Lolita - The Story of a Cover Girl


Vladimir Nabokov's Novel in Art and Design What should Lolita look like? The question has dogged book-cover designers since 1955, when Lolita was first published in a plain green wrapper. The heroine of Vladimir Nabokov's classic novel has often been shown as a teenage seductress in heart-shaped glasses--a deceptive image that misreads the book but has seeped deep into our...   [click here for more]
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A Shadow's Cry: Dark Poetry from a Troubled Mind

A Shadow's Cry: Dark Poetry from a Troubled Mind


Everyone knows it’s out there, but no one really wants to talk about it. Depression. What you will read is my struggle with years of suffering. My struggle with sadness, anger and love is all reflected inside. Some of this may seem a bit chaotic sometimes moving from a romantic poem to an all out angry and sad rant. That is the way of depression however, at one moment you are fine and everything...   [click here for more]
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