0269 » Tolkien‘s Lost Christmas Poem ”Noel”

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In 2013, Tolkien's lost poem "Noel" was discovered in the archives of an Oxfordshire school.
With Christmas just around the corner, we take a close look at this 1936 poem, and discover the thematic seeds of Middle-earth's epic drama. Join us!
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EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Andrew T, John R, Ms. Anonymous, Kaitlyn of Tea with Tolkien
CONTENTS:
- Background » 6:45
- "Noel" reading » 15:00
- Analysis » 16:50
- Correspondence » 45:15
LINKS:
- "Noel" text » http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Noel
- listen to "Noel" » https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0_BJ...
- "Unseen JRR Tolkien poems found in school magazine" (The Guardian) » https://www.theguardian.com/books/201...
- Our Lady's Abingdon » https://www.ola.org.uk/
- Wayne Hammond & Christina Scull's Blog Entry on Noel » https://wayneandchristina.wordpress.c...
- "JRR Tolkien snubbed by 1961 Nobel jury, papers reveal" » https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainmen...
- "Beyond The Hobbit" (Journal of Tolkien Studies) » https://scholar.valpo.edu/cgi/viewcon...
SPECIAL THANKS:
- Andrew T
- John R
- Ms. Anonymous
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- Kaitlyn of Tea with Tolkien
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- Brian O
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- Zeke F
- James A
- James L
- Chris L
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- Ish of the Hammer
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- David of Pints with Jack
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