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Christopher Tolkien (1924–2020)

Autor/a de The Fall of Arthur

15+ obres 3,252 Membres 27 Ressenyes 14 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Christopher Reuel Tolkien was born on November 21, 1924 in Leeds, England. He is author J.R.R. Tolkien's youngest son and is known for having edited and published much of his father's work posthumously, including The Children of Húrin. Christopher Tolkien, who grew up in Oxford, U.K., listening to mostra'n més tales of the Bagginses and their adventures, set to work as his father's editor far earlier than that. He was an editor from the age of 5, catching inconsistencies in his father's bedtime tales, and was promised tuppence by his father for every mistake he noticed in "The Hobbit". As a young man he was typing up manuscripts and drawing maps of Middle-earth and around the time he was commissioned an officer in the [Royal Air Force] in 1945, his father was already calling him his chief critic and collaborator. He was also responsible for composing the original map of Middle-earth included with the The Lord of the Rings series when it was first published in the mid-1950s. Christopher also brought us The Silmarillion, The Children of Húrin, The History of Middle-earth series and many others. Christopher Tolkien passed away on January 16, 2020 at the age of 95. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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(eng) Do not combine with J.R.R. Tolkien.

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El Hòbbit, o viatge d'anada i tornada (1937) — Introducció, algunes edicions93,347 exemplars
El Silmaríl·lion (1977) — Editor — 34,564 exemplars
Els fills d'en Hurin (2007) — Editor — 11,252 exemplars
Contes inacabats de Númenor i la Terra Mitjana (1980) — Editor — 10,430 exemplars
El libro de los cuentos perdidos (1917) — Editor — 5,572 exemplars
The Book of Lost Tales, Part Two (1984) — Editor — 3,759 exemplars
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight / Pearl / Sir Orfeo (1330) — Editor, algunes edicions; Prefaci, algunes edicions3,400 exemplars
The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien (1981) — Editor — 2,709 exemplars
La llegenda de Sigurd i Gudrun (2009) — Editor — 2,496 exemplars
The Lays of Beleriand (1985) — Editor — 2,466 exemplars
Beren and Lúthien (2017) — Editor — 1,877 exemplars
The Lost Road and Other Writings (1987) — Editor — 1,875 exemplars
The Fall of Gondolin (2018) — Ed. lit. — 1,702 exemplars
The Return of the Shadow (1988) — Editor — 1,679 exemplars
The Treason of Isengard (1989) — Editor — 1,541 exemplars
The War of the Ring (1990) — Editor — 1,410 exemplars
Sauron Defeated (1992) — Editor — 1,071 exemplars
Morgoth's Ring: The Later Silmarillion, Part One (1993) — Editor — 1,064 exemplars
Tree and Leaf: Including "Mythopoeia" (2001) — Prefaci — 750 exemplars
The History of Middle-earth, Part One (1983) — Editor — 641 exemplars
A Tolkien Miscellany (2002) — Prefaci — 554 exemplars
The History of the Lord of the Rings (1988) — Editor — 553 exemplars
Tree and Leaf (1947) — Prefaci, algunes edicions529 exemplars
Pictures by J.R.R. Tolkien (1979) — Editor — 458 exemplars
The History of Middle-earth, Part Three (1993) — Editor — 217 exemplars
The Book of Lost Tales (History of Middle-earth, 2) (1984) — Editor; Editor — 203 exemplars
Die Sagen von Mittelerde (4 Bände im Schuber) (1999) — Editor — 128 exemplars
The Nun's Priest's Prologue and Tale (1996) — Editor, algunes edicions110 exemplars
The J.R.R. Tolkien Audio Collection (1992)algunes edicions98 exemplars
The Hobbit / The Lord of the Rings / The Silmarillion (1900) — Editor — 92 exemplars
Tuor und seine Ankunft in Gondolin (1994) — Pròleg — 77 exemplars
Piers Plowman; with Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl and Sir Orfeo (anon.) (1975) — Editor, algunes edicions65 exemplars
Gute Drachen sind rar. Drei Aufsätze (1983) — Herausgeber, algunes edicions20 exemplars
Hervarar Saga Ok Heidreks (1250) — Introducció, algunes edicions19 exemplars
Die Geschichte der Kinder Hurins. Sonderausgabe. (2002) — Pròleg, algunes edicions19 exemplars


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In all honesty this is 3.5 stars for me but due to things I learned about the Arthur's myth I gave it additional 0.5 star.

Book was not what I expected. Actual poem (or better said finished parts of it) make maybe 20 percent of the book. Rest is more academic discussion about the actual myth, variations (and evolution) of it and the way it affected Tolkien's stories from the Lord of the Ring world. I enjoyed these sections, especially parts about old epics in old English. Considering I know some German I enjoyed reading these verses (and figuring the meanings phonetically - some words were really ... strange until you read them out loud) and then checking the footnotes for any meanings that I missed - which was almost always related to the words no longer in use:)

While these parts of the book were great last part is something that only hard-core student of literature can enjoy. I don't shrink from reading materials I am not well versed in but this was too .... academic I guess for me to fully comprehend it. After reading this part I read a few similar analysis (related to my mother tongue) and I have to say I was happy - literature academics talk in their own codes (like every profession I guess) and can be equally impenetrable no matter the language or culture :)

If you aim only to read the poem book is somewhat of an overkill. If you want to learn some more about roots of Arthurian myth and how it evolved and influenced Tolkien's works (I especially liked the idea of the story very similar to Cloud Atlas) then do read the book - I enjoyed this part very much, it got me interested in re-reading some of the books related to the subject. And if you are literature analysis aficionado then this book is definitely for you. You will enjoy the last part of the book.
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Zare | Hi ha 19 ressenyes més | Jan 23, 2024 |
I read this book because I watched the Amazon Prime series "Rings of Power" and I wanted to know the "real" story behind the series. There is a lot to unpack here. Everything ever written by Tolkein about Numenor and its history is told here in sequential order.

Some of the passages were extremely beautifully written. I was especially moved by the scene were Tar-Miriel faces the waves as the island of Numenor is reclaimed by the sea. However, some of the passages can become a little boring.

Still, this was a lot easier to read than the "Lord of the Rings" series. And, the book is very beautifully illustrated.
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briandrewz | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Jan 22, 2024 |
Come si sapeva, non contiene materiale nuovo: stratti dal Signore degli Anelli, dal Silmarillion, dai Raccconti Incompiuti, dalla Storia della Terra di Mezzo e dalla Nature of Middle-earth.

Ma per raggiungere le 250 pagine c'è dentro grossomodo tutta la storia di Aldarion e Earendis (dai Racconti Incompiuti), una parte del "riassunto" della Terza Era presente nel Silmarillion e i due capitoli su Numenor da "La strada smarrita"/"The Lost Road"

Di positivo ci sono le immagini di Lee e il fatto di avere tutto il materiale sulla Seconda Era raggruppato in maniera ordinata in un solo volume… (més)
Marcat | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Dec 18, 2023 |
Vol. 11. Christopher Tolkien systematizes his father's papers.
Mama56 | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Dec 4, 2023 |



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