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Christopher Tolkien (1924–2020)

Autor(a) de The Fall of Arthur

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About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
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Obras de Christopher Tolkien

The Fall of Arthur (2013) — Editor — 1,284 cópias, 20 resenhas
The War of the Jewels: The Later Silmarillion, Part Two (1994) — Editor — 947 cópias, 3 resenhas
A Queda de Númenor e outros Contos da Segunda Era da Terra-média (2022) — Contribuinte — 723 cópias, 3 resenhas
The Complete History of Middle-earth (2002) — Editor — 147 cópias
La caída de Númenor (2000) — Editor — 29 cópias, 1 resenha
The Saga of King Heidrek the Wise (1250) — Tradutor — 22 cópias

Associated Works

O Hobbit (1937) — Introdução, algumas edições95,715 cópias, 1,192 resenhas
O Silmarillion (1977) — Editor — 35,432 cópias, 275 resenhas
Os Filhos de Húrin (2007) — Editor — 11,484 cópias, 138 resenhas
Contos Inacabados (1980) — Editor — 10,743 cópias, 49 resenhas
The Book of Lost Tales, Part One (1917) — Editor — 5,687 cópias, 23 resenhas
The Book of Lost Tales, Part Two (1984) — Editor — 3,847 cópias, 15 resenhas
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight / Pearl / Sir Orfeo (1330) — Editor, algumas edições; Prefácio, algumas edições3,509 cópias, 18 resenhas
The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien (1981) — Editor — 2,766 cópias, 18 resenhas
The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún (2009) — Editor — 2,534 cópias, 28 resenhas
The Lays of Beleriand (1985) — Editor — 2,526 cópias, 10 resenhas
The Shaping of Middle-Earth: The Quenta, the Ambarkanta and the Annals (1986) — Editor — 2,070 cópias, 5 resenhas
Beren e Lúthien (2017) — Editor — 1,984 cópias, 26 resenhas
The Lost Road and Other Writings (1987) — Editor — 1,923 cópias, 6 resenhas
A Queda de Gondolin (2018) — Ed. lit. — 1,823 cópias, 21 resenhas
The Return of the Shadow (1988) — Editor — 1,691 cópias, 5 resenhas
Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary, Together with Sellic Spell (2014) — Editor — 1,597 cópias, 14 resenhas
The Treason of Isengard (1989) — Editor — 1,554 cópias, 5 resenhas
The War of the Ring (1990) — Editor — 1,429 cópias, 4 resenhas
Sauron Defeated (1992) — Editor — 1,089 cópias, 6 resenhas
Morgoth's Ring: The Later Silmarillion, Part One (1993) — Editor — 1,078 cópias, 3 resenhas
The Peoples of Middle-Earth (The History of Middle-Earth, Vol. 12) (1996) — Editor — 1,021 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Monsters and the Critics: And Other Essays. J.R.R. Tolkien (1983) — Editor — 802 cópias, 6 resenhas
Tree and Leaf: Including "Mythopoeia" (2001) — Prefácio — 766 cópias, 7 resenhas
The History of Middle-earth, Part One (1983) — Editor — 667 cópias, 1 resenha
The History of the Lord of the Rings (1988) — Editor — 573 cópias, 2 resenhas
A Tolkien Miscellany (2002) — Prefácio — 566 cópias, 6 resenhas
Árvore e Folha (1947) — Prefácio, algumas edições537 cópias, 3 resenhas
Pictures by J.R.R. Tolkien (1979) — Editor — 481 cópias, 1 resenha
The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun together with The Corrigan Poems (2016) — Prefácio — 353 cópias, 12 resenhas
The History of Middle-earth, Part Three (1993) — Editor — 227 cópias
The Book of Lost Tales (History of Middle-earth, 2) (1984) — Editor; Editor — 208 cópias
Die Sagen von Mittelerde (4 Bände im Schuber) (1999) — Editor — 128 cópias
The Nun's Priest's Prologue and Tale (1996) — Editor, algumas edições111 cópias, 1 resenha
The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien : Revised and expanded edition (2023) — Assistance — 103 cópias, 2 resenhas
The J.R.R. Tolkien Audio Collection (1992)algumas edições97 cópias
The Hobbit / The Lord of the Rings / The Silmarillion (1978) — Editor — 97 cópias, 2 resenhas
Tuor und seine Ankunft in Gondolin (1994) — Prefácio — 79 cópias
The Great Tales Never End: Essays in Memory of Christopher Tolkien (2022) — in memory of — 46 cópias, 1 resenha
Gute Drachen sind rar. Drei Aufsätze (1983) — Herausgeber, algumas edições20 cópias
Hervarar Saga Ok Heidreks (1250) — Introdução, algumas edições19 cópias, 1 resenha
Die Geschichte der Kinder Hurins. Sonderausgabe. (2002) — Prefácio, algumas edições19 cópias, 1 resenha


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'A Queda de Artur', única incursão de J. R. R. Tolkien nas lendas do Rei Artur, narra a expedição do personagem a longínquas terras selvagens, a fuga de Guinevere de Camelot, a grande batalha naval na volta de Artur à Grã-Bretanha, a descrição do traidor Mordred, as dúvidas que atormentavam Lancelot em seu castelo francês. Tradução de Ronald Eduard Kyrmse.
AraujoGabriel | outras 19 resenhas | Jul 10, 2024 |
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 | outras 19 resenhas | 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 | outras 2 resenhas | 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… (mais)
norbert.book | outras 2 resenhas | Dec 18, 2023 |



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