Approaching Tolkien: The Fall of Arthur

The Fall of Arthur might not appeal to every reader interested in the stories and realms from Middle-earth. The poem, considering its subject matter and unfinished state, might put off some people attempting to tackle this slightly academic book.

The reason for this post is for me to try and convince you in giving it a go!
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Tolkien’s “Holy Grail”

– The never-ending quest …

In some of the early Arthurian Literature, knights would often find themselves embarking on heroic quests in order to attain a much revered object in the Christian world – the Holy Grail.arthur

Fast forward to approximately 900 years later and a parallel can be created with many Tolkienists – vying their way to find a very obscure artifact from a long lost period in history.
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