Évrard d'Espinques, "King Arthur's knights, gathered at the Round Table to celebrate the Pentecost, see a vision of the Holy Grail (1947)

Of all the jewels lying dusty in the barrow of Western literature, few are quite so inexplicably neglected as Arthurian romance. I don’t mean that King Arthur, the Knights of the Round Table, and Merlin have been forgotten; I assume that children still watch Walt Disney’s 1963 The Sword and the Stone, that teen nerds still cackle at Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), and that Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is still required by at least a smattering of English departments. But where,...


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