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Valedictory Address to the University of Oxford

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'''Valedictory Address to the University of Oxford''' refers to [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s retirement speech from the [[University of Oxford]], delivered on [[June 5|5 June]] [[1959]] in the Merton College Hall.<ref>[[Wayne G. Hammond]] and [[Christina Scull]], ''[[The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide]]: Reader's Guide'' (2006), p. 1074</ref>
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'''Valedictory Address to the University of Oxford''' refers to [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s retirement speech from the [[University of Oxford]], delivered on [[5 June]] [[1959]] in the Merton College Hall.<ref>[[Wayne G. Hammond]] and [[Christina Scull]], ''[[The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide]]: Reader's Guide'' (2006), p. 1074</ref>
  
 
The valedictory remained unpublished until [[1979]], when one draft of the speech was included in ''[[J.R.R. Tolkien: Scholar and Storyteller|J.R.R. Tolkien, Scholar and Storyteller: Essays in Memoriam]]''.<ref>Mary Salu, "Preface", in ''[[J.R.R. Tolkien: Scholar and Storyteller|J.R.R. Tolkien, Scholar and Storyteller: Essays in Memoriam]]''</ref> Another draft was published in ''[[The Monsters and the Critics|The Monsters and the Critics and Other Essays]]'' (1983).
 
The valedictory remained unpublished until [[1979]], when one draft of the speech was included in ''[[J.R.R. Tolkien: Scholar and Storyteller|J.R.R. Tolkien, Scholar and Storyteller: Essays in Memoriam]]''.<ref>Mary Salu, "Preface", in ''[[J.R.R. Tolkien: Scholar and Storyteller|J.R.R. Tolkien, Scholar and Storyteller: Essays in Memoriam]]''</ref> Another draft was published in ''[[The Monsters and the Critics|The Monsters and the Critics and Other Essays]]'' (1983).

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Valedictory Address to the University of Oxford refers to J.R.R. Tolkien's retirement speech from the University of Oxford, delivered on 5 June 1959 in the Merton College Hall.[1]

The valedictory remained unpublished until 1979, when one draft of the speech was included in J.R.R. Tolkien, Scholar and Storyteller: Essays in Memoriam.[2] Another draft was published in The Monsters and the Critics and Other Essays (1983).

[edit] References

  1. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: Reader's Guide (2006), p. 1074
  2. Mary Salu, "Preface", in J.R.R. Tolkien, Scholar and Storyteller: Essays in Memoriam