A Conversation for Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Gawain at the h2g2 reading group?

Post 1

the autist formerly known as flinch

I've suggested that this might be a good book to start off the h2g2 reading group (or at least Tolkien's modern english translation might be). If you're up for it join in the decision at http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/classic/F19585?thread=163254&skip=0&show=20 The modern translation used to be published by Unwin - i guess it still is - along with a couple of shorter translations "Pearl" and "Sir Orfeo". Tolkien's first proper book to be published was his edition of the poem in Middle English - this i do have and have read (hard going for me, not being fluent in middle english) - and that's co edited by EV Gordon and published by OUP. Don't get them confused. He wrote several essays on the subject too. One of which is published in the Unwin edition, another appears in his book of essays on Medaevil literature "The Monsters and the Critics".

Gawain at the h2g2 reading group?

Post 2

Jim Bowen

Tolkien translation available in
UK: Paperback Harper Collins ISBN: 0261102591
US Paperback : Ballantine ISBN:0345277600
US Paperback : Del Rey; ISBN: 0345277600

While the Middle English version he translated is available:
UK Oxford University Press; ISBN: 0198114869

Also available as an audiobook read by Terry Jones!
HarperCollins; ISBN: 0001053736

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