Sunday, February 8, 2015

From the shelves of the Paco library

Not long ago I was delighted to receive a book in the mail from the far off Antipodes. It is a new translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, by artist, poet and novelist Marilyn Peck, a long-time friend of this blog (and this blogger). Strikingly illustrated by the author, this is a tale from the mythic period of King Arthur, and a splendid yarn of chivalry it is, telling with a fresh view the story of that strange knight who approached the Round Table "One Christmas night at Camelot" and issued one of the most renowned challenges found in English literature (and the book is available on Amazon!).

Beautiful prose and vivid reproductions of Marilyn's paintings make this a book to savor. And if you are fortunate enough to live in Australia, don't miss her art exhibition at Anthea Polson Art from February 21 through March 21 (a sample of her works can be seen here).

1 comment:

bruce said...

It looks nice on Amazon. I live about 600 miles away and don't venture to that part of the world which is like our Florida, but good luck to Marilyn, hope it goes well.

Hey Tim says Bernie Slattery died. 'slatts news' one of the early bloggers. Sad.