For my ringing endorsement of John Ridland's fine verse translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight see this week's issue of The Weekly Standard. Click the picture to read the review.
My own sense that the wheat springeth green has been strengthened of late by the profusion of new works of poetry, literature, and culture that actually perceive being and form -- beauty -- for the realities that they are, and then proceed accordingly. We are in an age of ochlocratic decadence and elite irresponsibility, but from all that violent rubble springs up, inevitably, little platoons of natural aristoi, that is to say, of those who simply know what they are doing.
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