I’m gathering my own thoughts on the recently published Fall of Arthur poem by Tolkien; in the meantime, here are a few reviews.
John Garth, “Tolkien’s Unfinished Epic: ‘The Fall of Arthur.’” The Daily Beast.
Elizabeth Hand. “J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘Fall of Arthur’ and the Path to Middle-Earth.” Los Angeles Times.
Some brief comments also appear on a couple of blogs:
Bruce Charlton. A brief review.
Sacnoth’s Scriptorium (John Rateliff)
7 responses to “Fall of Arthur reviews”
Thanks for this! It is very useful. I’m just writing my own review now, which will appear here: http://www.curatormagazine.com/sorinahiggins/arthur-adapted/, and a blog post, which will be here: http://iambicadmonit.blogspot.com/. Cheers.
I liked your pre-review, “Arthur, Adapted,” in Curator very much and look forward to reading your future reviews.
Thanks, Anna! Here’s a blog post in which I tally how well I did predicting (not very well): http://iambicadmonit.blogspot.com/2013/06/king-arthur-was-elf.html. I’d love your thoughts.
New York Times Books has just published a review by Andrew O’Hehir, “Legend Retold.” http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/23/books/review/the-fall-of-arthur-by-j-r-r-tolkien.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
Wow, that’s an excellent review! Right on. Here is my official one, hot off the press: http://www.curatormagazine.com/sorinahiggins/king-arthur-was-an-elf/
I do like seeing all this discussion of the poem. I put my own first impressions together in the review I posted yesterday. http://wp.me/p2vwHX-fZ
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