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News from Middle Earth

By posted at 4:14 am on September 19, 2006 1

Though posthumously published work is often disappointing, it’s hard not to be curious about the just announced publication of The Children of Hurin by JRR Tolkien, which has been compiled from excerpts and notes by Tolkien’s son, Christopher. According to the Guardian, Tolkien enthusiasts will be familiar with the work since fragments of it have been previously published elsewhere:

Extracts from the original tale, said to be a detailed but staccato account of the family of Hurin, the man who dared defy Melkor in the first age, have already been published – illuminating, Tolkien enthusiasts say, some of the oldest tales of the legendary land of Middle Earth.

The new book is slated to arrive in Spring 2007.

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One Response to “News from Middle Earth”

  1. Anonymous
    at 12:49 am on September 22, 2006

    Yep, glad somebody else noticed this.

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