Arne Zettersten

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Arne Zettersten
Biographical information
Born10 January, 1934
Died21 September, 2015
OccupationAcademic, author

Arne Zettersten (1934-2015) was a Swedish professor emeritus. Before retirement, Zettersten was Head of Department and Professor in English at the University of Copenhagen.[1]

In 1965, Zettersten presented his doctoral thesis on the AB language, a medieval literary dialect first identified by J.R.R. Tolkien. And during the 1960s in Oxford, Zettersten became a friend and colleague of Tolkien, as they both shared an interest in a certain collection of medieval manuscripts (the "Katherine Group"). Their contact continued throughout the last 13 years of Tolkien's life. Arne Zettersten died 2015, aged 81.

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Selected bibliography of works concerned with J.R.R. Tolkien.

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  1. "Foreword", in Worlds of Words. A Tribute to Arne Zettersten. Nordic Journal of English Studies. Special Issue, Volume 3, No. 1 (2004; editor: Cay Dollerup).