15 de out. de 2012

The fall of Arthur (J.R.R. Tolkien)

Mais um lançamento :) Dessa vez, será do livro The fall of Arthur, a ser lançado em maio de 2013. TheOneRing anunciou que a editora Harper Collins confirmou o lançamento de um poema sobre o famoso rei Arthur. Editado por Christopher, o livro ainda conterá três ensaios sobre o mundo literário do Rei Arthur.   

“The Fall of Arthur, begun by J.R.R. Tolkien just a few years before The Hobbit, was inspired by tales of the iconic British hero contained within the work of Geoffrey of Monmouth, Thomas Malory and other English poets, but depicts drama and adventure in language only Tolkien could have written. It comprises a work of narrative verse telling of the last days of the King, which has been edited by Christopher Tolkien, who also provides detailed commentary and notes. 
Christopher Tolkien said: “It is well known that a prominent strain in my father’s poetry was his abiding love for the old ‘Northern’ alliterative verse, which extended from the world of Middle-earth (notably in the long but unfinished Lay of the Children of Húrin) to the dramatic dialogue The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth (arising from the Old English poem The Battle of Maldon) and to his ‘Old Norse’ poems The New Lay of the Völsungs and The New Lay of Gudrún (to which he referred in a letter of 1967 as ‘a thing I did many years ago when trying to learn the art of writing alliterative poetry’). In Sir Gawain and the Green Knight he displayed his skill in his rendering of the alliterative verse of the fourteenth century into the same metre in modern English. To these is now added his unfinished and unpublished poem The Fall of Arthur.” 

Sério, não esperava mais nada. Depois de anunciar aqui os lançamentos de novos livros de Tolkien agora no fim do ano (acompanhando o lançamento da primeira parte do filme de O Hobbit), pensei que tão cedo não sairia nada novo. Ainda bem que me enganei. Amei a notícia, agora é esperar pra ver quando será lançado aqui.

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