'New' JRR Tolkien Epic Due Out Next Year!!!!!

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  1. Erestor Arcamen

    Erestor Arcamen Archivist Staff Member

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    Don't know if anyone else saw this yet, but for those of us who love literature (most of us I presume), there is a new book, close to 200 pages, due in May. Here's the article:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/oct/09/jrr-tolkien-new-poem-king-arthur

     
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    More Alliterative Heaven!!! Oh my! Oh my! Oh my! Oh my! MY FAVORITE!!!

    Thanks so much for the good news Erestor :)

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    Glad to be of service to you good Prince. I was roaming Digg.com and found this article, found it very exciting news.
     
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    From the horse's mouth (synopsis follows): http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/press/1062-the-fall-of-arthur-by-jrr-tolkien.php

    In May 2013 there will be released the world first publication of a previously unknown work by J.R.R. Tolkien, a 1,000-line poem which tells the extraordinary story of the final days of England’s legendary hero, King Arthur.

    The Fall of Arthur recounts in verse the last campaign of King Arthur who, even as he stands at the threshold of Mirkwood is summoned back to Britain by news of the treachery of Mordred.

    Already weakened in spirit by Guinevere's infidelity with the now-exiled Lancelot, Arthur must rouse his knights to battle one last time against Mordred's rebels and foreign mercenaries.

    Powerful, passionate and filled with vivid imagery, The Fall of Arthur reveals Tolkien's gift for storytelling at its brilliant best. Originally composed by J.R.R. Tolkien in the 1930s, this work was set aside for The Hobbit and has lain untouched for 80 years.

    Now it has been edited for publication by Tolkien's son, Christopher, who contributes three illuminating essays that explore the literary world of King Arthur, reveal the deeper meaning of the verses and the painstaking work that his father applied to bring it to a finished form, and the intriguing links between The Fall of Arthur and his greatest creation, Middle-earth.
     
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    Oh, goody! Tolkien and King Arthur. How much better can it get? I have to wait a long time, though.:*(
     
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    A poem?

    Ugh. :*down
     
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    Sir Gawain d'Orchany I seek The Grail of Legend

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    This shall go perfectly with my Tolkien version of Sir Gawain & the Green Knight
     
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