Gawan and the Green Knight

An interlude. Parzival meets Gawan, returning from his encounter with the Green Knight.

This is a complete short story, unpublished in any other place. It was written just after I’d seen Gawain, an opera by Harrison Birtwistle (libretto David Harsent) at the Royal Opera House in 1991, and revised recently.

Gawan and the Green Knight – pdf, 3500 words.

Additional links for Gawaine – Harrison Birtwistle & David Harsent 

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