This fantastical and varied story features giants, horror, love, and adventure, and is the earliest Arthurian story to survive in any language. Arthur is a Celtic figure in origin, and here we get a glimpse of a stranger, less comfortable Arthur than the one we know.
Casting an eye at some early Welsh poems (one spoken by Myrddin to his pet piglet) and some high medieval texts which let us glimpse the lost Celtic saga of Merlin.
The Romance of Arthur, James J. Wilhelm’s classic anthology of Arthurian literature, is an essential text for students of the medieval Romance tradition. This fully updated third edition presents a comprehensive reader, mapping the course of Arthurian literature, and is expanded