J.R.R. Tolkien Poem “The Fall Of Arthur” Confirmed For Publication
As reported previously, it has been confirmed that the unpublished poem by the great J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fall of Arthur, has been will be published. The poem was recently edited and is set to be released in May of 2013.
“Harper Collins will now publish it for the first time along with three essays by Tolkien’s son Christopher on the literary world of King Arthur,” reports The Oxford Times.
“Powerful, passionate and filled with vivid imagery, The Fall of Arthur reveals Tolkien’s gift for storytelling at its brilliant best. Originally composed by JRR Tolkien in the 1930s, this work was set aside for The Hobbit and has lain untouched for 80 years,” a spokesman from HarperCollins said.
“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.”