26 April 2013

This article should be illegal.

I have just had a piece entitled "Arthur, Adapted" published in Curator.
It should be illegal because it is a "review" of a book that has not yet been released and which I have not yet read. 

The book is The Fall of Arthur by J.R.R. Tolkien, scheduled for release from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on May 23rd, 2013. You can pre-order it on Amazon.

So in my little Curator piece, I go through a little bit of literary history and a little bit of literary analysis about the story of King Arthur, about adaptation, and about urtexts. I talk about why the King Arthur story is perennially popular.

Then I provide some "semi-oracular statements" about what I think Tolkien’s work will contain and what it will be like. Please read the whole article and give me your thoughts! Thank you.