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Mîms Klage [The Complaint of Mîm the Dwarf]

30 Sep, 2019
2019-9-30 1:29:59 PM UTC

Hi all,

Does anybody on these boards own Klett-Cotta's anniversary volume Das erste Jahrzehnt 1977–1987: Ein Almanach? I am looking for a scan of pages 302-305, containing Tolkien's poem 'The Complaint of Mîm the Dwarf' in German (unpublished in English). If somebody could help me out with this, that'd be very much appreciated!
30 Sep, 2019
2019-9-30 3:36:07 PM UTC
I don't, sorry. I've asked some German followers to see if they can help you out though.
30 Sep, 2019
2019-9-30 4:00:08 PM UTC
I was planning on visiting the State Library in Berlin tomorrow and they have a copy in the stacks.

I'll let you know by tomorrow afternoon whether that will work out.
30 Sep, 2019
2019-9-30 7:03:59 PM UTC
Please have a look at, there you find the book for very small money
30 Sep, 2019
2019-9-30 7:36:26 PM UTC
I've borrowed the book from the library and scanned the pages. Please let me know where to send them.
1 Oct, 2019
2019-10-1 1:58:56 PM UTC
Cool :)

Thanks for doing the work, I can stay home then!

Much appreciated!
2 Oct, 2019
2019-10-2 9:11:06 AM UTC
Can you tell me more about this poem ? It's the first time I heard of it, especially as it is unpublished in English.
2 Oct, 2019
2019-10-2 11:08:08 AM UTC
Many thanks to all for offering your help, Kiola sent me the scans yesterday, for which I am very grateful!

Druss, you can find more information under the entry The Complaint of Mîm the Dwarf in Hammond and Scull's Reader's Guide. It's a short poem accompanied by a more extensive prose text, both only published in German translation.
2 Oct, 2019
2019-10-2 12:03:47 PM UTC
Thanks for your answer. Kiola, could you send me the scans too ?
9 Oct, 2019
2019-10-9 3:38:12 PM UTC
I've bought a copy of the book on AbeBooks and share some pics of it here:

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