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The Resource The lay of Aotrou and Itroun : together with the Corrigan poems, by J.R.R. Tolkien ; edited by Verlyn Flieger ; with a note on the text by Christopher Tolkien

The lay of Aotrou and Itroun : together with the Corrigan poems, by J.R.R. Tolkien ; edited by Verlyn Flieger ; with a note on the text by Christopher Tolkien

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The lay of Aotrou and Itroun : together with the Corrigan poems
Title
The lay of Aotrou and Itroun
Title remainder
together with the Corrigan poems
Statement of responsibility
by J.R.R. Tolkien ; edited by Verlyn Flieger ; with a note on the text by Christopher Tolkien
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Coming from the darker side of J.R.R. Tolkien's imagination, this is an important non Middle-earth work to set alongside his other retellings of existing myth and legend, "The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún," "The Fall of Arthur," and "The Story of Kullervo."
  • "Set 'in Britain's land beyond the seas' during the age of chivalry, The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun tells of a childless Breton lord and lady (the 'Aotrou' and 'Itroun' of the title) and the tragedy that befalls them when Aotrou seeks to remedy their situation with the aid of a magic potion obtained from a corrigan, or malevolent fairy. When the potion succeeds and Itroun bears twins, the corrigan returns seeking her fee, and Aotrou is forced to choose between betraying his marriage and losing his life. Coming from the darker side of J.R.R. Tolkien's imagination, The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun, together with the two shorter 'Corrigan' poems that lead up to it and are also included, was the outcome of a comparatively short but intense period in Tolkien's life when he was deeply engaged with Celtic, and particularly Breton, myth and legend. Originally written in 1930 and long out of print, this early but seminal work is an important addition to the non-Middle-Earth portion of his canon and should be set alongside Tolkien's other retellings of myth and legend: The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún, The Fall of Arthur, and The Story of Kullervo. Like these works, it belongs to a small but important corpus of his ventures into 'real-world' mythologies, each of which in its own way would be a formative influence on his own legendarium."--Dust jacket flap
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YDX
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1892-1973
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Tolkien, J. R. R.
Dewey number
821/.912
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
poetry
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1933-
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Flieger, Verlyn
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  • Fantasy poetry, English
  • FICTION / Fantasy / General
  • Fantasy poetry, English
Label
The lay of Aotrou and Itroun : together with the Corrigan poems, by J.R.R. Tolkien ; edited by Verlyn Flieger ; with a note on the text by Christopher Tolkien
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn967070482
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xxi, 106 pages
Isbn
9781328834546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)967070482
Label
The lay of Aotrou and Itroun : together with the Corrigan poems, by J.R.R. Tolkien ; edited by Verlyn Flieger ; with a note on the text by Christopher Tolkien
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn967070482
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xxi, 106 pages
Isbn
9781328834546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)967070482

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