The Resource The story of Kullervo, J.R.R. Tolkien ; edited by Verlyn Flieger

The story of Kullervo, J.R.R. Tolkien ; edited by Verlyn Flieger

Label
The story of Kullervo
Title
The story of Kullervo
Statement of responsibility
J.R.R. Tolkien ; edited by Verlyn Flieger
Title variation
Kullervo
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "The first publication of a previously unknown work of fantasy by J.R.R. Tolkien. Kullervo, son of Kalervo, is perhaps the darkest and most tragic of all J.R.R. Tolkien's characters. "Hapless Kullervo," as Tolkien called him, is a luckless orphan boy with supernatural powers and a tragic destiny. Brought up in the homestead of the dark magician Untamo, who killed his father, kidnapped his mother, and tried three times to kill him when he was still a boy, Kullervo is alone save for the love of his twin sister, Wanona, and the magical powers of the black dog Musti, who guards him. When Kullervo is sold into slavery he swears revenge on the magician, but he will learn that even at the point of vengeance there is no escape from the cruelest of fates. Tolkien himself said that The Story of Kullervo was "the germ of my attempt to write legends of my own," and was "a major matter in the legends of the First Age." Tolkien's Kullervo is the clear ancestor of Turin Turambar, tragic incestuous hero of The Silmarillion. Published here for the first time with the author's drafts, notes, and lecture essays on its source work, the Kalevala, The Story of Kullervo is a foundation stone in the structure of Tolkien's invented world. "--
  • Brought up in the homestead of the dark magician Untamo, who killed his father, kidnapped his mother, and tried three times to kill him when he was still a boy, Kullervo is alone save for the love of his twin sister, Wanona, and the magical powers of the black dog Musti, who guards him. When Kullervo is sold into slavery he swears revenge on the magician, but he will learn that even at the point of vengeance there is no escape from the cruelest of fates. The story-- only forty pages long-- is followed by essays and commentaries on Tolkien's work, and on the source material
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http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Kalevala
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1892-1973
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tolkien, J. R. R.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6039.O32
LC item number
S86 2016
Literary form
mixed forms
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1933-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Flieger, Verlyn
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  • Young men
  • Slavery
  • Revenge
  • Wizards
  • Twins
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Magic
  • Fate and fatalism
  • Magicians
  • Finland
  • Epic poetry, Finnish
  • Epic poetry, Finnish
  • Tragic, The, in literature
  • Revenge in literature
  • Heroes in literature
  • Magic in literature
  • Fate and fatalism in literature
Label
The story of Kullervo, J.R.R. Tolkien ; edited by Verlyn Flieger
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Tolkien's Story is based on the Kullervo cycle in the Karelian and Finnish epic poem Kalevala. It first appeared in 2010 in Tolkien Studies (Volume VII / edited by Douglas A. Anderson, Michael D.C. Drout, Verlyn Flieger; Morgantown, W. Va. : West Virginia University Press) and was republished in August 2015 by HarperCollins (London)
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The story of Kullervo -- List of names -- Draft plot synopses. Notes and commentary -- Introduction to the essays -- On "The Kalevala" or Land of heroes. Notes and commentary -- The Kalevala. Notes and commentary -- Tolkien, Kalevala, and "The story of Kullervo" / by Verlyn Flieger
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xxiii, 168 pages
Isbn
9780544706262
Lccn
2015042718
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)913924483
  • (OCoLC)ocn913924483
Label
The story of Kullervo, J.R.R. Tolkien ; edited by Verlyn Flieger
Publication
Copyright
Note
Tolkien's Story is based on the Kullervo cycle in the Karelian and Finnish epic poem Kalevala. It first appeared in 2010 in Tolkien Studies (Volume VII / edited by Douglas A. Anderson, Michael D.C. Drout, Verlyn Flieger; Morgantown, W. Va. : West Virginia University Press) and was republished in August 2015 by HarperCollins (London)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The story of Kullervo -- List of names -- Draft plot synopses. Notes and commentary -- Introduction to the essays -- On "The Kalevala" or Land of heroes. Notes and commentary -- The Kalevala. Notes and commentary -- Tolkien, Kalevala, and "The story of Kullervo" / by Verlyn Flieger
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xxiii, 168 pages
Isbn
9780544706262
Lccn
2015042718
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)913924483
  • (OCoLC)ocn913924483

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