Something Has Gone Crack

"Something has gone crack," Tolkien wrote about the first death among his tight-knit fellowship of friends in 1916, and the impact of the war haunted his writing for the rest of his life.

 Something Has Gone Crack

"Something has gone crack," Tolkien wrote about the first death among his tight-knit fellowship of friends in 1916, and the impact of the war haunted his writing for the rest of his life. In his work, the Great War serves as a source of imagery, motifs, themes and of personal trauma to be worked out in meaningful symbolic form throughout his life.

Tolkien and the Great War

'Something. has. gone. crack'. The Somme offensive had been a secret so widely
shared that the name 'Albert' was on everyone's lips back in England well before
1 July 1916. News of the attack broke the afternoon of that terrible Saturday, ...

Tolkien and the Great War

How the First World War influenced the author of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy: “Very much the best book about J.R.R. Tolkien that has yet been written.” —A. N. Wilson As Europe plunged into World War I, J. R. R. Tolkien was a student at Oxford and part of a cohort of literary-minded friends who had wide-ranging conversations in their Tea Club and Barrovian Society. After finishing his degree, Tolkien experienced the horrors of the Great War as a signal officer in the Battle of the Somme, where two of those school friends died. All the while, he was hard at work on an original mythology that would become the basis of his literary masterpiece, the Lord of the Rings trilogy. In this biographical study, drawn in part from Tolkien’s personal wartime papers, John Garth traces the development of the author’s work during this critical period. He shows how the deaths of two comrades compelled Tolkien to pursue the dream they had shared, and argues that the young man used his imagination not to escape from reality—but to transform the cataclysm of his generation. While Tolkien’s contemporaries surrendered to disillusionment, he kept enchantment alive, reshaping an entire literary tradition into a form that resonates to this day. “Garth’s fine study should have a major audience among serious students of Tolkien.” —Publishers Weekly “A highly intelligent book . . . Garth displays impressive skills both as researcher and writer.” —Max Hastings, author of The Secret War “Somewhere, I think, Tolkien is nodding in appreciation.” —San Jose Mercury News “A labour of love in which journalist Garth combines a newsman’s nose for a good story with a scholar’s scrupulous attention to detail . . . Brilliantly argued.” —Daily Mail (UK) “Gripping from start to finish and offers important new insights.” —Library Journal “Insight into how a writer turned academia into art, how deeply friendship supports and wounds us, and how the death and disillusionment that characterized World War I inspired Tolkien’s lush saga.” —Detroit Free Press

Under Fire

By the spring of 1918 , in fact , all the members of Tolkien ' s original battalion still
serving in France had either been ... 1916 , to be passed on to Wiseman , Tolkien
confessed , So far my chief impression is that something has gone crack .

Under Fire

Investigates the effects of war on children and children's literature.

International Poetry of the First World War

In “Jo's Requiem,” Welsh civilian Ernest Rhys writes of a dead countryman who
had “had the ploughman's strength / in the grasp of his hand” and “could hear the
... a young lieutenant on the Western Front, writes, “Something has gone crack .

International Poetry of the First World War

Ranging far beyond the traditional canon, this ground-breaking anthology casts a vivid new light on poetic responses to the First World War. Bringing together poems by soldiers and non-combatants, patriots and dissenters, and from all sides of the conflict across the world, International Poetry of the First World War reveals the crucial public role that poetry played in shaping responses to and the legacies of the conflict. Across over 150 poems, this anthology explores such topics as the following: · Life at the Front · Psychological trauma · Noncombatants and the home front · Rationalising the war · Remembering the dead · Peace and the aftermath of the war With contextual notes throughout, the book includes poems written by authors from America, Australia, Austria-Hungary, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Russia, and South Africa.

The Letters of J R R Tolkien

So far my chief impression is that something has gone crack. I feel just the same
to both of you – nearer if anything and very much in need of you – I am hungry
and lonely of course – but I don't feel a member of a little complete body now.

The Letters of J R R  Tolkien

This collection will entertain all who appreciate the art of masterful letter writing. The Letters of J.R.R Tolkien sheds much light on Tolkien's creative genius and grand design for the creation of a whole new world: Middle-earth. Featuring a radically expanded index, this volume provides a valuable research tool for all fans wishing to trace the evolution of THE HOBBIT and THE LORD OF THE RINGS.

Tolkien and the Modernists

How quiet and ordered this life must have seemed after the muddy trenches, the
artillery barrages, and the immediacy of ... that world had become an irrevocably
changed place, as though, he wrote, “something has gone crack” (Letters 10).

Tolkien and the Modernists

The Lord of the Rings rarely makes an appearance in college courses that aim to examine modern British and American literature. Only in recent years have the fantasies of J.R.R. Tolkien and his friend, C.S. Lewis, made their way into college syllabi alongside T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land or F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. This volume aims to situate Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings within the literary period whose sensibility grew out of the 19th-century rise of secularism and industrialism, which culminated in the cataclysm of world war. During a pivotal moment in the history of Western culture, both Tolkien and his contemporaries--the literary modernists--engaged with the past in order to make sense of the present world, especially in the wake of World War I. While Tolkien and the modernists share many of the same concerns, their responses to the crisis of modernity are often antithetical. While the work of the modernists emphasizes alienation and despair, Tolkien's work underscores the value of fellowship and hope.

The Railroad Car Journal

A MEMBER: It seems, Mr. President, this subject has been discussed so it will be
of value to us all. ... I contend that to burn off the crack you have got to surface it,
because if you paint the spring over and do not sandpaper it you will find it will
crack just as before you scraped it off. ... shows something has gone away-you
have not enough materal to cover the who e surface; it has spread; it has parted.

The Railroad Car Journal


Scribner s Monthly

However, I kept my temper down, and said, in my usual voice : " Wicklow, do you
see this ? " " Yes, sir." " What is it ? " " It seems ... Oh, no, no, no ! do not say in the
gun, but in a crack in the tompion! — it must ... Oh, something has gone wrong !

Scribner s Monthly


The Victorian Review

it must have been in the crack ! ” and down he went on his knees and clasped his
hands and lifted up a face that was pitiful to see , so ashy it was , and so wild with
terror . “ No , it was in the gun . ” “ Oh , something has gone wrong ! My God , I ...

The Victorian Review


The Victorian Review

-it must have been in the crack ! ” and down he went on his knees and clasped
his hands and lifted up a face that was pitiful to see , so ashy it was , and so wild
with terror . “ No , it was in the gun . " Oh , something has gone wrong ! My God , I
 ...

The Victorian Review


The Signet Classic Book of Mark Twain s Short Stories

it must have been in the crack!” and down he went on his knees and clasped his
hands and lifted up a face that was pitiful to see, so ashy it was, and wild with
terror. “No, it was in the gun.” “Oh, something has gone wrong! My God, I am lost!

The Signet Classic Book of Mark Twain s Short Stories

For nearly two decades before Mark Twain published his finest novel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, he was refining his craft and winning tremendous popularity with his short stories and sketches. This richly entertaining and comprehensive collection presents sixty-five of the very best of Mark Twain’s short pieces, from the classic frontier sketch “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” to the richly imaginative fable “Extract from Captain Stormfield’s Visit to Heaven.” Compiled by Pulitzer Prize–winning Twain scholar and biographer, Justin Kaplan, this collection represents some of Mark Twain’s wittiest and most insightful writing.

The Century

He broke into not say in the gun , but in a crack in the a passion of weeping and
supplicating , and tompion ! _it must have been in the ... him again before he
would describe and “ Oh , something has gone wrong ! My God , name the “
Master .

The Century


The Century Magazine Scribner s Monthly

He broke into not say in the gun , but in a crack in the a passion of weeping and
supplicating , and tompion ! —it must have been in the ... him again before he
would describe and " Oh , something has gone wrong ! My God , name the “
Master ...

The Century Magazine Scribner s Monthly


The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine

He broke into not say in the gun , but in a crack in the a passion of weeping and
supplicating , and tompion ! —it must have been in the ... him again before he
would describe and “ Oh , something has gone wrong ! My God , name the “
Master ...

The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine


Tolkien s Heroic Quest

Wrote Tolkien , “ I am ( obviously ) much in love with plants and above all trees ,
and always have been ; and I find human maltreatment of ... Wrote Tolkien on the
loss of his friend , “ so far my chief impression is that something has gone crack .

Tolkien s Heroic Quest

TOLKIEN'S HEROIC QUEST J.R.R. Tolkien was above all else a philologist, a scholarly and expert on the Anglo-Saxon corpus of poetry. Yet, it is not Tolkien's scholarly work which he is primarily remembered for, but his mainstream success with The Hobbit and to an even greater extent The Lord of The Rings. In actuality, Tolkien's scholarly analysis and Tolkien's fiction and creations in the realm of faerie are not independent endeavors; there is an intrinsic connection between his two realms of writing: Tolkien's creative works owe a great debt to his insight into the areas of scholarly study, specifically within his observations on the poem The Battle of Maldon and the Middle English poem, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Not only does Tolkien bring the literary flavor of these works into his fictional creation, allowing his reader to transcend his time and inhabit a pseudo-era like but much unlike the world of the Anglo-Saxon poems, Tolkien also applies to his creative work his observations of ofermod within The Battle of Maldon and the social/ moral distinction which he interprets within Sir Gawain and the Green. The encompassing claim of this study is that J.R.R. Tolkien operated as a social critic through his fictional writing, and that Tolkien's developing social criticism has its roots in his critical interpretations of The Battle of Maldon and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Tolkien was primarily concerned with the elevation of man-made social systems over a divine and moral law, and he worked to deconstruct such systems as dangerous and flawed ideology that would inevitably lead to the downfall of man. Tolkien's specific interpretations on the corpus of his study reflect directly back upon the heroics and social mechanics he creates for his fictional realm of Middle-earth. This claim is intended to underline the important relationship between Tolkien's scholarly study and creative endeavor in a way which has not yet been fully developed within the literary criticism on Tolkien.

Company Inc

“And, let's face it, this state has been notorious for years for dragging its feet on
employee rights. If there hadn't been ... Jesus, under ordinary circumstances I'd
go to the top with something this explosive, but Bay IS the top in this state. I might
have to ... He's not going to put his peter in a crack to help you out.” “I know, I
know, ...

Company Inc

Rape, murder, stalking...not in the violent streets of a seething metropolis, but in the corridors of a major corporation in a sleepy Southern setting. A novel twist adds a contemporary feature: the perp is an untreated victim of childhood sexual abuse at the hands of his parish priest, a factor that becomes central in the final resolution. Company Inc is a mystery, a Whodunit. Someone is out to get Jack Enright, who runs an Employee Assistance Program for SEPCO, a large southern multi-state electric utility. The story begins with Enright becoming involved in the case of an employee who was raped; she charges she was raped by a top company executive at a company function! In the course of trying to arrange help for the woman, Jack discovers that the executive has been transferred to corporate headquarters out of state; that various people connected to the situation are being stalked, and one actually killed; and that his own status with the company is threatened. Finally it becomes clear to Jack that it is his very life that is being threatened. After the second attempt on his life, Jack and his wife are forced into hiding until the new company head offers Jack a separation with a large severance package. Believing they are no longer threatened, they take a final romantic trip to their favorite oceanfront fishing area, only to have the murderer follow them in one last attempt to kill Jack. The story comes to a horrific bloody climax, and only then does Jack discover the reality of his peril.

COMPANY INC 2nd editon

“And, let's face it, this state has been notorious for years for dragging its feet on
employee rights. If there hadn't been ... Jesus, under ordinary circumstances I'd
go to the top with something this explosive, but Bay IS the top in this state. I might
have to ... He's not going to put his peter in a crack to help you out.” “I know, I
know, ...

COMPANY INC  2nd editon

Rape, murder, stalking...not in the violent streets of a seething metropolis, but in the corridors of a major corporation in a sleepy Southern setting. A novel twist adds a contemporary feature: the perp is an untreated victim of childhood sexual abuse at the hands of his parish priest, a factor that becomes central in the final resolution. Company Inc is a mystery, a Whodunit. Someone is out to get Jack Enright, who runs an Employee Assistance Program for SEPCO, a large southern multi-state electric utility. The story begins with Enright becoming involved in the case of an employee who was raped; she charges she was raped by a top company executive at a company function! In the course of trying to arrange help for the woman, Jack discovers that the executive has been transferred to corporate headquarters out of state; that various people connected to the situation are being stalked, and one actually killed; and that his own status with the company is threatened. Finally it becomes clear to Jack that it is his very life that is being threatened. After the second attempt on his life, Jack and his wife are forced into hiding until the new company head offers Jack a separation with a large severance package. Believing they are no longer threatened, they take a final romantic trip to their favorite oceanfront fishing area, only to have the murderer follow them in one last attempt to kill Jack. The story comes to a horrific bloody climax, and only then does Jack discover the reality of his peril.

I Married a Crack Head

Living with Crack Cocaine Tom Mount. amount ofthe gas on my credit ... I like
having a good music collection so I have something to play when I have friends
over. Before I order CDs I ... Where could they have gone? I asked Amy and she
told ...

I Married a Crack Head

What's it like to be married to a drug addict? What should you do if you think your spouse is addicted to crack cocaine? What is crack cocaine? Having been raised during the 50s and 60s, the author had little exposure to drugs except alcohol. Then, through the eyes of his younger wife ..., he got the education he never had previously. ... His world was falling apart from a substance he knew nothing about.--Page [4] of cover.

Design and Construction of Concrete Floors

Such a crack will rarely cause trouble , and is usually best left unsealed . A
structural crack in a reinforced ... When a structural crack appears in a ground -
supported floor , something has gone wrong . Ground - supported floors crack ...

Design and Construction of Concrete Floors

This guide to the construction and design of concrete floors covers both British and American standards. In a logical sequence, the author considers classification of floors by usage before dealing with design, construction and floor finishes. Useful as an ideal first book for designers working on floor projects, the text also stresses the need to design floors according to the owner's specific requirements. A comprehensive glossary and detailed appendices are also included.

At the Crack of Dawn

He said that he and Ethel figured that something must have been going on
because it was unlike me not to show up for the ... the months of September and
December, and are centered on the observance of UN day which is held in
October.

At the Crack of Dawn

At the Crack of Dawn is a story about teamwork. Each of our team members, individual and organization, brought a wealth of resource in the form of knowledge, experience, and diversity. Diversity in our experience was not limited to ethnicity alone but also different age groups, religious backgrounds, types of organizations, different cultures customs and national origin, and different socioeconomic backgrounds. To sum that up, our events included peoples from all walks of life. Engaging creativity and innovation through democratic processes, we were able to transform our meager financial resources into the production of desired objectives and outcomes, as discussed in this book. We had our high and low moments, and many in between. We did not stop in our tracks when the tunnel became darker. We moved forward wading our way through the darkness, holding each others hand in true team spirit taking one step at a time. We shared, cared and cheered until we were At the Crack of Dawn. I hope that this book will inspire others to continue moving forward in their volunteer work or what ever their progressive undertakings may be. I also assure you that engaging teamwork, and especially in these hard pressed, slow economic times, the synergy will transform your world. God speed!