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A new Tolkien book looms on the horizon

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Jul 13 2012, 9:29pm


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The Tolkien scholarly community is afire with curiosity and rumours after it emerged that a new Tolkien book is on the horizon. The book, which we understand will be called The Fall of Arthur appears to be set for a May 2013 release going from pre-order information that inadvertently popped up on the website of retailing giant Amazon. It's possible that it has been edited by Christopher Tolkien, but this is unconfirmed.

The Fall of Arthur is a long, alliterative poem based on Arthurian legends. Some excerpts from it were published in Humphrey Carpenter's biography of JRR Tolkien. It seems it was written in the 1930s. In Letters of JRR Tolkien there is a bare mention of The Fall of Arthur.

I write alliterative verse with pleasure, though I have published little beyond fragments in The Lord of the Rings, except 'The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth'... a dramatic dialogue on the nature of the 'heroic' and the 'chivalrous'. I still hope to finish a long poem on The Fall of Arthur in the same measure. Letter 165, Letters of JRR Tolkien.

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A new Tolkien book looms on the horizon News from Bree Send a private message to News from Bree Jul 13 2012, 9:29pm
    What do you hope to see? Modtheow Send a private message to Modtheow Jul 14 2012, 2:58am
    Sounds wonderful Shelob'sAppetite Send a private message to Shelob'sAppetite Jul 14 2012, 6:00am
    It is edited by Christopher Tolkien geordie Send a private message to geordie Jul 14 2012, 7:45am
    This is super, fantastic news! DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Jul 14 2012, 8:48am
        What is this obsession with M-e? geordie Send a private message to geordie Jul 14 2012, 9:23am
            When a headline says : "New Tolkien book" ... DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Jul 14 2012, 9:32am
                hmm.. geordie Send a private message to geordie Jul 14 2012, 9:52am
            For me at the moment Tolkien means ME really imin Send a private message to imin Jul 14 2012, 10:37am
                Something I can recommend to get you started - geordie Send a private message to geordie Jul 14 2012, 10:57am
                    Is it really a poem, or more of an example of linguistic invention? squire Send a private message to squire Jul 14 2012, 12:16pm
                        I don't know - geordie Send a private message to geordie Jul 14 2012, 1:40pm
    Now, this really is exciting... dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Jul 14 2012, 11:32am
    I generally like Tolkien's alliterative verse Curious Send a private message to Curious Jul 14 2012, 12:50pm
    Great News... Malveth The Eternal Send a private message to Malveth The Eternal Jul 14 2012, 3:50pm
        It isn't a rumour. // geordie Send a private message to geordie Jul 14 2012, 4:16pm
            At the risk of being pelted with turnips... dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Jul 14 2012, 4:26pm
                At least one opinion I've read geordie Send a private message to geordie Jul 14 2012, 5:05pm
                    Good point - but he might have time dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Jul 14 2012, 5:37pm
    Exciting News Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Jul 14 2012, 7:09pm
        desideratum meum Finrod Send a private message to Finrod Jul 17 2012, 6:56pm
            I believe that the poem is complete Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Jul 17 2012, 7:34pm
                What I'd like to see is more linguistic material .... Count Balrog Send a private message to Count Balrog Jul 30 2012, 12:45am
                    A new linguistic work was published just last week Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Jul 30 2012, 2:15pm
        Yes, very exciting!!! SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Jul 30 2012, 12:59am

 
 
 

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