This is Tolkien's highly accessible translation of three early English poems, accompanied by an informative and scholarly introduction.
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‘The introduction to Gawain is a little masterpiece.’
Times Higher Educational Supplement
‘This magnificent Arthurian tale of love, sex, honour, social tact, personal integrity and folk-magic is one of the greatest and most approachable narrative poems in the language. Tolkien’s version makes it come triumphantly alive, a moving and consoling elegy.’
“The publishers deserve thanks for these recordings, which open a window on the mediaeval world. As precious in their way as the Elgin Marbles, these poems unquestionably belong to us and our culture.”
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Book Description OXFORD, 1979. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 48210390