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The valedictory remained unpublished until 1979, when one draft of the speech was included in J.R.R. Tolkien, Scholar and Storyteller: Essays in Memoriam.[2] Another draft was published in The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