Tolkien and the medieval sources of The Fall of Arthur

Was Tolkien’s use of medieval sources in The Fall of Arthur really “provocatively inconsistent” as Tom Shippey claimed?  This question lingered in my mind until, finally, with this article, an opportunity arose to investigate the matter more closely. The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún is probably the only work of Tolkien with a similar nature as The Fall of Arthur. In both of these cases, Tolkien’s labour resulted in works which are original and authentic but which, at the same time, are rooted in long medieval traditions. Read the entire article here.

This Article was published in Lembas (issue 167), magazine of the Dutch Tolkien Society Unquendor.