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The Tale of Sir Gawain

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Sir Gawain, King Arthur's nephew, lies feverish and wounded in his tent outside the French Castle of Sir Lancelot. The Round Table has collapsed into warring factions. Arthur and Gawain are besieging the man who used to be their closest friend, Lancelot. As his anxious brain circles around this terrible truth, Sir Gawain tells his young squire the story of the rise and ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published March 15th 1990 by Red Fox (first published January 1st 1987)
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Sean Keogh
Sep 26, 2015 Sean Keogh rated it liked it
I guess I never thought about the idea that Christians would have myths. I thought that all stories of Christianity lived in the bible. The American Myths like Paul Bunyan and such don't tend to be terribly religious (at least not that I remember from my second grade English class). However, G-d plays an important role in the Gawain story in the same way that Zeus does in the Odyssey or Anu in Gilgamesh. Gawain's quest is a test of his belief. There were plenty of Campbell elements in this story ...more
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Neil Philip is a writer, folklorist and poet. He is married to the artist Emma Bradford, and lives in the Cotswolds, England. Neil loves words, poetry, and the art of storytelling in all its forms. Among his many books are A Fine Anger, Victorian Village Life, The Cinderella Story, The Penguin Book of English Folktales, Mythology (with Philip Wilkinson), The Great Mystery, War and the Pity of War, ...more
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