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Re: New Book Releases
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Stu wrote:
At the end of the day, it is a short poem, so the commentary giving context and explanation shouldn't really be a hundred pages long, unless intended to pad. Verbosity is not a virtue, and neither - necessarily - is squeezing in every draft.


Well said

Posted on: 6/13 3:57:09
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Skinning through the details, I see three textual pieces that will be included in the book (besides the story itself):

1. Introduction by Verlyn Flieger
2. Prefatory note on the text by Christopher Tolkien
3. Tolkien’s “Corrigan Poems”

Posted on: 6/12 0:27:08
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I do not have The Story of Kullervo, but looking at Amazon and doing the math, it seems the book has only 40 pages of actual "story", with the remaining 150 pages being commentary?

If that's true, then your figure of 109 pages of commentary (new, I assume) for the new Tolkien book might not be such an impossibility.

Posted on: 6/11 7:39:17
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My assumption is, just like The Story of Kullervo, this book too might be embellished with some commentary.

I think it is getting a little out of hand, all these releases with individual stories that are so small they could easily be part of a compendium, like Tales From the Perilous Realm.

Oh well, at least they're priced reasonably, and in a few years, one can get them very cheap.

I recently purchased a brand new hardcover of Hilary Tolkien's "Black and White Ogre Country" for just 2 GBP :)

Posted on: 6/11 7:07:03
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Stu, I just linked to the harperreach website, and to Amazon as well :)

Posted on: 6/11 5:28:42
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