Tag Archives: Anonymous

The Song of Roland
Anonymous

Now, don’t get me wrong. The Song of Roland is incredibly stupid. I just think the abuse it receives is undeserved…

Lazarillo de Tormes
Anonymous

When I say Lazarillo de Tormes is worthwhile, I want you to understand that the book is sixty pages long. Sixty pages! You might be able to read it aloud to a child without them getting bored!

The Epic of Gilgamesh
Anonymous

The Epic of Gilgamesh is allegedly the oldest story on record (I’m just repeating what I’ve heard; I’ve got no stake in it), but it reads like it was just written (by someone that rocks)…

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Anonymous

Arthur and his knights are at the Round Table living it up, when in walks this moss-covered knight that’s all like, “Any you mofos wanna fight? I’ll give you the first shot!” Arthur jumps right up to give this party crasher what for, but Sir Gawain wisely points out that it’s not for a king to be meddling in the affairs of low-lifes like this guy…

The Nibelungenlied
Anonymous

This is the ultimate tale of revenge. It’s not the best of epics, as far as epics go, but the story is extraordinary…

The Bhagavad Gita
Anonymous

The Bhagavad Gita is very short, and, allegedly, very good. I’m still trying to figure out that last part…

Beowulf
Anonymous

Yeah, so if you’re writing up a list of epics to read, you can skip this one, I say…