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The lords of the West : cloaking, freedom and the divine narrative in Tolkien's poetics. / Pezzini, Giuseppe.

In: Journal of Inklings Studies, Vol. 9, No. 2, 01.10.2019, p. 115-153.

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Pezzini, G 2019, 'The lords of the West: cloaking, freedom and the divine narrative in Tolkien's poetics', Journal of Inklings Studies, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 115-153. https://doi.org/10.3366/ink.2019.0042

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Pezzini, G. (2019). The lords of the West: cloaking, freedom and the divine narrative in Tolkien's poetics. Journal of Inklings Studies, 9(2), 115-153. https://doi.org/10.3366/ink.2019.0042

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Pezzini G. The lords of the West: cloaking, freedom and the divine narrative in Tolkien's poetics. Journal of Inklings Studies. 2019 Oct 1;9(2):115-153. https://doi.org/10.3366/ink.2019.0042

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Pezzini, Giuseppe. / The lords of the West : cloaking, freedom and the divine narrative in Tolkien's poetics. In: Journal of Inklings Studies. 2019 ; Vol. 9, No. 2. pp. 115-153.

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