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There's an entire book devoted to the idea that Arthuriana underlies Tolkien's legendarium.

N.E. Brigand
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Jan 27 2013, 6:53am


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There's an entire book devoted to the idea that Arthuriana underlies Tolkien's legendarium. [In reply to] Can't Post

The Epic Realm of Tolkien, Part One: Beren and Luthien (2009) by Alex Lewis and Elizabeth Currie, which is mostly unconvincing (and Lewis and Currie don't help themselves with the mistake mentioned here) though they suggest so many possible connections that a few of them may prove right when the poem is published.

The blurb you cite describes The Fall of Arthur as "previously unknown". That's not entirely true: several lines were quoted in Humphrey Carpenter's biography of Tolkien, and Verlyn Flieger wrote a speculative (?) article about the poem in J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia.

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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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