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by J.R.R. Tolkien, J.R.R. Tolkien
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Beyond Strange New Words
Beyond Strange New Words rated it 5 years ago
Anyone expecting The Fall of Arthur to be an epic story dealing with Arthurian legends, would be disappointed, as The Fall of Arthur is only Tolkien’s unfinished attempt at his own retelling of the legend of King Arthur. Tolkien’s poem, written in a form that more or less resembles the Old English...
N's Literary Asylum
N's Literary Asylum rated it 5 years ago
A full review later, which will be only of the poem itself. The Fall of Arthur was great but the two hundred pages of "notes" I found to be pretty much unreadable. I finally gave up. The poem though! That was great, even if there was only 50 pages of it.
spocksbro rated it 5 years ago
I was surprised at how much I enjoyed The Fall of Arthur. I’ve never been a fan of Tolkien as poet and, as a rule, skim through the examples that crop up in his prose or that are reproduced in the History of Middle-earth volumes. But I was intrigued by the subject and by what Tolkien may have made o...
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog
There are several sections comprising this book and my responses to them were varied. Starting at the beginning there is the poem - or incomplete fragment there-of. It was never finished, like so many of Tolkien's projects. In my opinion, most of Tolkien's best work was left in an unfinished state...
Of Ages Past: The Writing of Anne Marie Gazzolo
I enjoyed the poem after I got into it some and wish it had been completed. Actually I wish all of the Professor's works were finished, especially The Lost Road and The Notion Club Papers! We owe Christopher Tolkien a great debt for continuing to publish what is available, even if unfinished. Truly ...
Veritatem Facientes In Caritate
Veritatem Facientes In Caritate rated it 6 years ago
This book is only really of interest to the hardiest Tolkien fans or to the student of Old English alliterative poetry. Tolkien attempts to write in (somewhat archaic) Modern English poetry that is equivalent in style to the alliterative poets of the Anglo-Saxon period. If the book only consisted ...
Ironic Contradictions
Ironic Contradictions rated it 6 years ago
Ah, something new by J.R.R Tolkien - or rather one of his edited unfinished works. I hope it's better than [b:The Legend of Sigurd & Gudrún|6352248|The Legend of Sigurd & Gudrún|J.R.R. Tolkien|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1327161252s/6352248.jpg|6538830] which while fine lacked a little polish in my...
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