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'''Alan Bliss''', a student of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] from [[1946]]-[[1948|48]], edited the book [[Finn and Hengest]]. It was [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s own wish that the preparation for publication of this work should be undertaken by Alan Bliss. Alan Bliss has himself died since Finn and Hengest's hardback publication in [[1982]].  
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'''Alan Joseph Bliss''' (1921-1985) was a former student of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]].
  
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Bliss studied under Tolkien from [[1946]] to [[1948]]. In [[1966]], while he was working on a piece on Finn and Hengest, Tolkien lent him his old lecture notes from the 1920's. The notes were still in disarray when Tolkien died, and in 1979, [[Christopher Tolkien]] handed them over to Bliss for publication.
  
*Bliss, A. Finn and Hengest. George Allen and Unwin. 1982.
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==Bibliography==
*Bliss, A. J. Sir Orfeo. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1966.  
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* [[1954]]: ''[[Sir Orfeo (Alan Bliss)|Sir Orfeo]]''
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* [[1960]]: ''[[The Seafarer (I.L. Gordon)|The Seafarer]]'' (general editor with Arthur Brown)
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* [[1982]]: ''[[Finn and Hengest]]'' (editor)
  
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* [[1962]]: ''[[Festschrift English and Medieval Studies Presented to J.R.R. Tolkien on the Occasion of His Seventieth Birthday]]''
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** "The Appreciation of Old English Metre"
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* [[1979]]: ''[[J.R.R. Tolkien: Scholar and Storyteller|J.R.R. Tolkien, Scholar and Storyteller: Essays in Memoriam]]''
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** "''Beowulf'' Lines 3074-3075"
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*[[Wayne G. Hammond]] and [[Christina Scull]] (2006), ''[[The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide]]: Reader's Guide'', pp. 118-9</small>
 
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Alan Joseph Bliss
Biographical information
Born1921
Died1985
EducationUniversity of Oxford
OccupationScholar

Alan Joseph Bliss (1921-1985) was a former student of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Bliss studied under Tolkien from 1946 to 1948. In 1966, while he was working on a piece on Finn and Hengest, Tolkien lent him his old lecture notes from the 1920's. The notes were still in disarray when Tolkien died, and in 1979, Christopher Tolkien handed them over to Bliss for publication.

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