Orcrist 7

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Orcrist #7
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EditorRichard C. West (Art Editor: Ivor A. Rogers)
PublisherMadison: University of Wisconsin J.R.R. Tolkien Society

Orcrist 7 is an issue of the journal Orcrist, published as a Special Issue on the Medieval Tradition in Modern Literature.

The front cover features an untitled illustration by M. Cannito.[1]

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Dedication: For Carl Carroll: un homme tant preux que nus plus

  • "Songs of Gurre" -- Jens Peter Jacobsen, translated from the Danish by Poul Anderson (pp. 4-7)
  • "No Man Can Escape His Weird" -- Sandra Miesel (pp. 9-12) [mostly on Poul Anderson's The Broken Sword]
  • "Malory and T. H. White" -- Richard C. West (pp. 13-15)
  • "Moot Point" (p. 15) [letters from Tim Kirk (30 April 1972) and Eugene Vinaver (12 May 1972) ]
  • "Tolkien's Creative Technique: Beowulf and The Hobbit" -- Bonniejean Christensen (pp. 16-20)
  • "Farmer Giles of Ham: What Is It?" -- J. A. Johnson (pp. 21-24)
  • "Lloyd Alexander's Chronicles of Prydain and the Welsh Tradition" -- Elizabeth Lane (pp. 25-29)
  • In Review" (p. 29)
  • "Brief Mentions" by Richard West of:
  • On The Hunting of the Snark as a Romantic Ballad" -- J. R. Christopher (pp. 30-32)
  • Verse: L. Sprague de Camp (p. 12); William Linden (pp. 12, 15); John and Kathryn Lindskoog (p. 3); William F. Orr (p. 12); Deborah Webster Rogers (p. 24)

Back cover: untitled [toad and toadstool] illustration by M. Cannito


  1. "Orcrist #7", Tolkien Collector's Guide (accessed 25 May 2012)