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Tolkien's Lost Chaucer

Tolkien's Lost Chaucer
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AuthorJohn M. Bowers
PublisherOxford University Press
Released26 September 2019
ISBN978-0198842675

Tolkien's Lost Chaucer is a forthcoming book featuring J.R.R. Tolkien's unfinished and formerly unpublished manuscript concerning the "Clarendon Chaucer".

[edit] From the publisher

Tolkien's Lost Chaucer uncovers the story of an unpublished and previously unknown book by the author of The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien worked between 1922 and 1928 on his Clarendon edition Selections from Chaucer's Poetry and Prose, and though never completed, its 160 pages of commentary reveals much of his thinking about language and storytelling when he was still at the threshold of his career as an epoch-making writer of fantasy literature. Drawing upon other new materials such as his edition of the Reeve's Tale and his Oxford lectures on the Pardoner's Tale, this book reveals Chaucer as a major influence upon Tolkien's literary imagination.[1]

References

  1. Tom Tivnan, "Tolkien's Lost Chaucer", Amazon.co.uk (accessed 20 February 2019)