Sir Gawain and the Green Knight : a new verse translation (Book, 2008) [Union University]
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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight : a new verse translation

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight : a new verse translation

Author: Simon Armitage
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
Summary:
An annotated edition of the late-medieval epic poem about a mysterious green-skinned knight who puts forth a threatening challenge at King Arthur's court, which Sir Gawain attempts to meet; presented in side-by-side Middle and modern English.
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Genre/Form: Romances
Poetry
Named Person: Gawain, (Legendary character); Gawain, (Legendary character)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Armitage
ISBN: 9780393334159 0393334155
OCLC Number: 995345517
Awards: Winner of New York Times Notable Selection 2008
Description: 198 pages ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
Responsibility: [translated by] Simon Armitage.

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"Compulsively readable. ... Simon Armitage has given us an energetic, free-flowing, high-spirited version."-Edward Hirsch, New York Times Book Review  Read more...
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"Drives the force of the old poem through the green Armitrage fuse. Highly charged work." -- Seamus Heany, Nobel Prize-winning translator of Beowulf "Simon Armitrage's luscious version of Sir Gawain Read more...

 
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