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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: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780393060485
ISBN 10: 393060489
Edition: N/A
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: 2007-10-17
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 208
List Price: $25.95

A spellbinding poetic translation of this six hundred year-old Arthurian story of beheading, romance, and the supernatural.

The New York Times - Edward Hirsch

Armitage, an English poet from West Yorkshire, clearly feels a special kinship with the Gawain poet. He captures his dialect and his landscape and takes great pains to render the tale's alliterative texture and drive …His vernacular translation isn't literal—sometimes he alliterates different letters, sometimes he foreshortens the number of alliterations in a line, sometimes he changes lines altogether and so forth—but his imitation is rich and various and recreates the gnarled verbal texture of the Middle English original, which is presented in a parallel text…Armitage has given us an energetic, free-flowing, high-spirited version.