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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo - Community Reviews back

by J.R.R. Tolkien
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Tower of Iron Will
Tower of Iron Will rated it 2 years ago
First a few facts to get out of the way. This is not an original work by Tolkien, but rather his translation of three poems written in Middle English in the 13th century. The poems are all taken from the same Medieval document and are written in the same hand writing, but it is likely a copyist's ha...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
This middle English poem is said by some to be the greatest poem of Middle English literature, however it does have to compete with The Canterbury Tales for that title, something that I am not going to go into since I have not have the chance to read Chaucer's work at this stage. However while the e...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 8 years ago
bookshelves: radio-4, poetry, summer-2011 Read from July 07 to 10, 2011 This is a program explaining the poem and manuscript art blurb - 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight' is one of the landmarks of medieval English literature and we know of it because a small manuscript survived from the 14th ce...
ElvenStar
ElvenStar rated it 9 years ago
Didn't care for the Pearl much; too religious for my taste. But the other two were really nice. The appendix is quite useful and informative. You'd do well to read it before the actual poems. All in all, a great work from Tolkien, as always.
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 10 years ago
This is a program explaining the poem and manuscript art - http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b012fbkb/Pearl/blurb - 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight' is one of the landmarks of medieval English literature and we know of it because a small manuscript survived from the 14th century. Now catalogued ...
altheaann
altheaann rated it 13 years ago
This slim volume, put together by Christopher Tolkien, collects three translations done by J.R.R. of 14th-century British poems, together with writings by Tolkien Sr. on the poetry.'Gawain and the Green Knight' is the classic, and not surprisingly, the best. Originally written in an alliterative sty...
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