Master of Arts
Albert E. Hartung
In the argument over the unity of Malory's Arthuriad, "Gareth" is cited by Vinaver as an illustration of the separateness of the eight tales, for it is a uniquely aloof, self-contained, and self-consistent unit within Le Morte Drthur. "Gareth" is skillfully managed with scrupulous regard for structural balance and the cumulative effect of its narrative episodes.
Dunlap, Marilyn Clark, "Malory's "Tale of Gareth"- a critical appraisal" (1972). Theses and Dissertations. 4008.