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Just guessing

Elthir
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Oct 27 2012, 2:25pm


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I'm guessing we fans might never see it because of this description: '... it is so closely based on the rewritten form of the Lay as to read in places almost as a prose paraphrase of the verse.'

Now of course reading verse is different from reading prose, and there are some who don't like reading verse, but the implication seems to be that there is nothing very different of note otherwise, with respect to the tale as a tale, and it's only a part of the story too (not that these things weren't obvious enough I guess).

That doesn't mean I wouldn't like to see it, or you or many other folk of course, but as I say I'm just guessing that this -- possibly plus considerations of length within each volume of HME, is why it was not published in The Lost Road or some other volume.

Do we know when Christopher Tolkien 'found' it? I mean outside of after the Silmarillion was prepared for publication and before The Lost Road was published. I don't remember, although I think it was written, at least in part, on the back of something else... perhaps on one of the versions of the Annals if I recall correctly, without checking The Lost Road And Other Writings again...

... which is all the way in the next room so there's no way I can easily get to it again Wink


(This post was edited by Elthir on Oct 27 2012, 2:34pm)

Subject User Time
Of Beren and Luthien Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Oct 23 2012, 2:45am
    the long prose Beren and Luthien Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Oct 23 2012, 12:04pm
        I knew I had read something like that Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Oct 23 2012, 1:17pm
    Where is geordie? Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Oct 25 2012, 8:14pm
        browsing through books I bet Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Oct 26 2012, 4:27am
            I hope he returns soon Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Oct 26 2012, 1:34pm
                Hullo geordie Send a private message to geordie Oct 26 2012, 7:26pm
                    Thanks for the help Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Oct 26 2012, 9:03pm
                        Just guessing Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Oct 27 2012, 2:25pm
                            Even if it were so close Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Oct 27 2012, 3:40pm
                                Just dreaming Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Oct 27 2012, 6:02pm
                                    That would be brilliant Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Oct 27 2012, 6:08pm

 
 
 

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