Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Sir Orfeo - Corey Olsen

Here is an unusual one.  A professor of English with a particular interest in Medieval Literature and J.R.R.Tolkien has recorded verbatim one of the Middle English poems that inspired Tolkien's work.  It sounds like gobbledygook at first but I found that if I persisted I began to pick it up.

Its not exactly top notch blockbuster mass entertainment, but it is fascinating listening.  It is basically a retelling of the Orpheus myth but with fairyland taking the place of Hell.  It isn't bad, though the ending is a bit sudden.

An interesting read that repays the effort of getting into it in the first place.


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