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The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun

The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun( )
Author: Tolkien, J. R. R.
Editor: Flieger, Verlyn
ISBN:978-1-328-55752-0
Publication Date:Nov 2018
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $14.99
Book Description:

Coming from the darker side of J.R.R. Tolkien's imagination, The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun, together with the two shorter "Corrigan" poems (which lead up to it and are also included in this volume), were the outcome of a comparatively short but intense period in Tolkien's life when he was deeply engaged with Celtic, and particularly Breton, myth and legend. Edited with notes and commentary by Verlyn Flieger and a prefatory note on the text by Christopher Tolkien.

Book Details
Pages:128
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Fantasy / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.25 x 0.342 Inches
Book Weight:0.25 Pounds
Author Biography
Tolkien, J. R. R. (Author)
A writer of fantasies, Tolkien, a professor of language and literature at Oxford University, was always intrigued by early English and the imaginative use of language. In his greatest story, the trilogy The Lord of the Rings (1954--56), Tolkien invented a language with vocabulary, grammar, syntax, even poetry of its own. Though readers have created various possible allegorical interpretations, Tolkien has said: "It is not about anything but itself. (Certainly it has no allegorical intentions, general, particular or topical, moral, religious or political.)" In The Adventures of Tom Bombadil (1962), Tolkien tells the story of the "master of wood, water, and hill," a jolly teller of tales and singer of songs, one of the multitude of characters in his romance, saga, epic, or fairy tales about his country of the Hobbits.

Tolkien was also a formidable medieval scholar, as evidenced by his work, Beowulf: The Monster and the Critics (1936) and his edition of Anciene Wisse: English Text of the Anciene Riwle.

Among his works published posthumously, are The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún and The Fall of Arthur, which was edited by his son, Christopher.

In 2013, his title, The\Hobbit (Movie Tie-In) made The New York Times Best Seller List.

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