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Arthur, we never knew ye

squire
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Jan 27 2013, 6:07am


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It's nice to know that the bottom of the barrel is being scraped so thoroughly.

This may help to rid us of the idea that Tolkien, with his so-called "mythology for England" mission expressed in his early Elven tales, regarded the Arthurian cycle as entirely alien and uninteresting. On the other hand, the fact that he never finished this poem may be touted as proof that, in his mind, Middle-earth and Arthur were competing to occupy the same mythopoetic space! At least, that's how I take the mysterious hint in the blurb that Christopher Tolkien will point out some connections between this poem and the Silmarillion material.

Thanks for the links!



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The Fall of Arthur by JRR Tolkien SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Jan 27 2013, 3:25am
    Arthur, we never knew ye squire Send a private message to squire Jan 27 2013, 6:07am
    There's an entire book devoted to the idea that Arthuriana underlies Tolkien's legendarium. N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Jan 27 2013, 6:53am
        Quite SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Jan 27 2013, 10:53pm
    Well well Radagast-Aiwendil Send a private message to Radagast-Aiwendil Jan 27 2013, 9:10pm
        What Radagast-Aiwendil said Fredeghar Wayfarer Send a private message to Fredeghar Wayfarer Jan 28 2013, 10:23pm
            Just a thought, but if we are to imagine the intersection Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Jan 30 2013, 8:00pm
            I nominate you to finish the poem. SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Feb 1 2013, 4:34pm
    is it in Old English?// elevorn Send a private message to elevorn Jan 28 2013, 3:46pm
        Not according to the link NEB posted SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Jan 28 2013, 6:02pm
            "His bed was barren; there black phantoms" N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Jan 29 2013, 6:46am
                Sometimes I look at stuff I wrote yesterday SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Jan 29 2013, 3:09pm

 
 
 

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