About

Greetings everyone!

I’m R Parker, Literary Snarker.

I happen to be an anglophile who enjoys traveling and reading/watching stories that don’t take themselves too seriously.  I also don’t care too much for long walks on the beach; I’d rather run straight down to the water and make a sand castle or maybe scare away some seagulls.  That’s probably all anyone really needs to know about me.

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4 responses to “About

  1. I found an infographic entitled “Sir Thomas Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur Family Tree”. It is credited to you. For the most part, I agree with its accuracy concerning what is contained in Malory’s work. I have found an obvious mistake: Elaine/Elayne and Margawse are sisters of Morgan le Fay, not sisters of Igraine. Just thought you might like to know. See Book I Chapter II: “And King Lot of Lothian and of Orkney then wedded Margawse that was Gawaine’s mother, and King Nentres of the land of Garlot wedded Elaine. … And the third sister Morgan le Fay was put to school in a nunnery …”

    • You’re probably correct! As I mentioned in that post (https://literarysnarker.wordpress.com/2013/04/14/le-morte-darthur/), I was summarizing the translation by Keith Baines, which says “…and then, at the king’s request, Igraine’s sisters were also married: Margawse, who later bore Sir Gawain, to King Lot of Lowthean and Orkney; Elayne, to King Nentres of Garlot. Igraine’s daughter, Morgan le Fay, was put to school in a nunnery…” (page 23). I’m going to go ahead and blame the translator on this one.

  2. I would appreciate a response to my previous post. As I said before: I found an infographic entitled “Sir Thomas Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur Family Tree”. It is credited to you. For the most part, I agree with its accuracy concerning what is contained in Malory’s work. I have found an obvious mistake: Elaine/Elayne and Margawse are sisters of Morgan le Fay, not sisters of Igraine. Just thought you might like to know. See Book I Chapter II: “And King Lot of Lothian and of Orkney then wedded Margawse that was Gawaine’s mother, and King Nentres of the land of Garlot wedded Elaine. … And the third sister Morgan le Fay was put to school in a nunnery …”. Apparently you are confusing what you thought Malory was saying with earlier Welsh texts that give Gwyar as a sister of Eigyr (Igraine). Gwyar is the mother of Gwalchmai (Gawain). I can see the origin of your confusion, but your infographic clearly states it reflects the contents of Malory’s work, not earlier Welsh tradition. I would appreciate a response. Thank you.

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