A Secret Vice

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.

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0008131414

Category: Literary Criticism

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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.
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A Secret Vice

It is the principal exposition of Tolkien's art of inventing languages. This new critical edition includes previously unpublished notes and drafts by Tolkien connected with the essay --

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 000834809X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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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', 'the making of language and mythology are related functions''. In the 1930s, Tolkien composed and delivered two lectures, in which he explored these two key elements of his sub-creative methodology. The second of these, the seminal Andrew Lang Lecture for 1938-9, 'On Fairy-Stories', which he delivered at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, is well known. But many years before, in 1931, Tolkien gave a talk to a literary society entitled 'A Hobby for the Home', where he unveiled for the first time to a listening public the art that he had both himself encountered and been involved with since his earliest childhood: 'the construction of imaginary languages in full or outline for amusement'. This talk would be edited by Christopher Tolkien for inclusion as 'A Secret Vice' in The Monsters and the Critics and Other Essays and serves as the principal exposition of Tolkien's art of inventing languages. This new critical edition, which includes previously unpublished notes and drafts by Tolkien connected with the essay, including his 'Essay on Phonetic Symbolism', goes some way towards re-opening the debate on the importance of linguistic invention in Tolkien's mythology and the role of imaginary languages in fantasy literature.
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The secret vice

The book examines the discourse on masturbation in medical works by English, Continental and American practitioners and demonstrates the influence and impact of these writings, not only on Victorian pornography but also in the creation of ...

Author: Diane Mason

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781847797087

Category: History

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The secret vice: Masturbation in Victorian fiction and medical culture provides a unique consideration of writings on self-abuse in the long nineteenth century. The book examines the discourse on masturbation in medical works by English, Continental and American practitioners and demonstrates the influence and impact of these writings, not only on Victorian pornography but also in the creation of fictional characters by canonical authors such as Bram Stoker, J. S. Le Fanu, Charles Dickens and Oscar Wilde. The book also features the first detailed and balanced study of the largely overlooked literature on masturbation as it pertains to women in clinical and popular medical works aimed at the female reader. Mason concludes with a consideration of the way the distinctly Victorian discourse on masturbation has persisted into the late-twentieth and twenty-first centuries with particular reference to Willy Russell’s tragic-comic novel, The Wrong Boy (2000) and to the construction of ‘Victorian Dad’, a character featured in the adult comic, Viz.
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The Secret Vice Exposed

Author: Ayer Company Publishers, Incorporated

Publisher: Ayer Company Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105036907637

Category: Medical

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A Secret Vice

Part I. "A Secret Vice" -- Part II. "Essay on Phonetic Symbolism" -- Part III. The Manuscripts -- Coda: The Reception and Legacy of Tolkien's Invented Languages.

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

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ISBN: 0008131392

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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. This is an annotated edition of Tolkien s seminal 1930s essay A Secret Vice, in which he first revealed his vice of inventing languages in his fantasy fiction. 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, the making of language and mythology are related functions, in fact coeval and congenital . In the 1930s Tolkien composed and delivered two lectures in which he explored these two key elements of his sub-creative methodology. In 1931 he gave a talk to a philological society entitled A Hobby for the Home . In this talk, later published as A Secret Vice, Tolkien unveiled for the first time to a listening public the art which he had both himself encountered and been involved with since his earliest childhood: the construction of imaginary languages in full or outline for amusement . A Secret Vice would be edited by Christopher Tolkien for inclusion in The Monsters and the Critics and serves as the principal exposition of Tolkien s art of inventing languages. But it has often been neglected by critics and this new critical edition will go some way towards re-opening the debate on the importance of linguistic invention in Tolkien s mythology and the role of imaginary languages in fantasy literature. In addition to all previously unpublished notes and essays by Tolkien connected with the essay, the book discusses the subject of Tolkien s languages in the wider context of modern fantasy, including the Peter Jackson Hobbit and Lord of the Rings films and Game of Thrones."
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The Secret Eater

... left her feeling sick and dirty, but every oncein awhile, she succumbed to curiosity and hunger. It was a secret vice she didn't like to talk about.

Author: Ros Jackson

Publisher: Rosalind Jackson

ISBN: 9780957573215

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 86

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Kenssie is a demon who feeds from secrets. Lately pickings have been slim, and she has grown so weak that her shield of invisibility is slipping. As the servant of a demon who eats embarrassment she already feels like she's the laughing stock of the demonic world. But the scorn of someone who thinks that Hawaiian shirts are the height of cool is the least of her worries. A powerful fear demon is dead set on making her his slave, a position that carries seriously short life expectancy. She has no friends. No powers. No clue. Her only hope of escaping a life of terror lies in stealing a grimoire she's never seen from the clutches of a vindictive group of master demons.
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The Story of Secret Service

Moreover , by putting grains of sand or hairs between the folded pages of his letters he was able to prove that postal censorship was a secret vice of the ...

Author: Richard Wilmer Rowan

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ISBN: UOM:39015004229699

Category: Secret service

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The Secret Trials of the Christian Life

... by the imputing of wrong motives to us , by the groundless charge of some one faulty act , or some secret vice , or some habit of sin !

Author: George Edward Jelf

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ISBN: OXFORD:590537040

Category: Christian life

Page: 342

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Plain facts for old and young

Prevalence of the Vice . Terrible Effects of Secret Vice . eminent physicians whose opportunities for observation have been very extensive shows that the ...

Author: John Harvey Kellogg

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ISBN: STANFORD:24503354982

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