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The Resource Sir Gawain and the Green Knight : a new verse translation, [translated by] Simon Armitage

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight : a new verse translation, [translated by] Simon Armitage

Label
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight : a new verse translation
Title
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Title remainder
a new verse translation
Statement of responsibility
[translated by] Simon Armitage
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • enm
  • eng
Summary
The famous Middle English poem by an anonymous Northern England poet is beautifully translated by fellow poet Simon Armitage in this edition. "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" narrates in crystalline verse the strange tale of a green knight who rudely interrupts the Round Table festivities one Yuletide, casting a pall of unease over the company and challenging one of their number to a wager. The virtuous Gawain accepts, and decapitates the intruder with his own axe. Gushing blood, the knight reclaims his head, orders Gawain to seek him out a year hence, and departs. Next Yuletide Gawain dutifully sets forth. His quest for the Green Knight involves a winter journey, a seduction scene in a dream-like castle, a dire challenge answered, and a drama of enigmatic reward disguised as psychic undoing
Award
  • New York Times Notable Books: Fiction and Poetry, 2008
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2008
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301654
Cataloging source
DLC
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Gawain and the Grene Knight
Dewey number
821.1
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR2065.G3
LC item number
A328 2007
Literary form
non fiction
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1963-
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Armitage, Simon
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True
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  • Gawain (Legendary character)
  • Knights and knighthood
  • Arthurian romances
Target audience
adult
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a new verse translation
Label
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight : a new verse translation, [translated by] Simon Armitage
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Middle English text, parallel English translation
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
198 p.
Isbn
9780393060485
Lccn
2007028520
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780393060485
  • (OCoLC)154706836
Label
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight : a new verse translation, [translated by] Simon Armitage
Publication
Note
Middle English text, parallel English translation
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
198 p.
Isbn
9780393060485
Lccn
2007028520
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780393060485
  • (OCoLC)154706836

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