It’s the 2016 Holidays — Support the Private and Fine Press Eco-System!

{Ed. Note: This is an annual article encouraging all Books and Vines readers to keep private and fine press publishers and re-sellers in mind this holiday season as your source for unique, classy and meaningful gifts. The article has been updated with current information and the latest news from private and fine press publishers, while I sheepishly admit lifting the introduction from the holiday article of last year. … Continue reading It’s the 2016 Holidays — Support the Private and Fine Press Eco-System!

It’s the Holidays — Support the Private and Fine Press Eco-System!

{Ed. Note: This is an annual article encouraging all Books and Vines readers to keep private and fine press publishers and re-sellers in mind this holiday season to be your source for unique, classy and meaningful gifts. The article has been updated with current information and the latest news from private and fine press publishers. Please pass this link on to everyone you know, the more that … Continue reading It’s the Holidays — Support the Private and Fine Press Eco-System!

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, by the Pearl Poet, Taller Martin Pescador (2013)

{Ed. Note: This article is provided by Books and Vines contributor dlphcoracl.} Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is one of the earliest and most foundational works in English literature.  It is an alliterative romance, i.e., a poem whose genre involves a hero who goes on a quest or pursues a challenge which ultimately proves his honor, bravery and mettle.  It was likely written in the … Continue reading Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, by the Pearl Poet, Taller Martin Pescador (2013)

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Folio Society

Generally considered a masterpiece of medieval literature, probably only surpassed by Chaucer, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is “one of the jewels in the crown of English Literature” (as stated in the introduction).  Written sometime around 1400 or so, the author is unfortunately lost to history. Luckily, the original manuscript was not lost, and was “re-discovered” in the time of Queen Victoria. It is … Continue reading Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Folio Society