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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (A New Verse Translation)

Poetry


by
Simon Armitage

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 208 pages

File size: 320 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

“Compulsively readable. … Simon Armitage has given us an energetic, free-flowing, high-spirited version.”—Edward Hirsch, New York Times Book Review One of the earliest great stories of English literature after ?Beowulf?, ?Sir Gawain? is the strange tale of a green knight on a green horse, who rudely interrupts King Arthur’s Round Table festivities one Yuletide, challenging the knights to a wager. Simon Armitrage, one of Britain’s leading poets, has produced an inventive and groundbreaking translation that “[helps] liberate ?Gawain ?from academia” (?Sunday Telegraph?).

“Compulsively readable. … Simon Armitage has given us an energetic, free-flowing, high-spirited version.”—Edward Hirsch, New York Times Book Review One of the earliest great stories of English literature after ?Beowulf?, ?Sir Gawain? is the strange tale of a green knight on a green horse, who rudely interrupts King Arthur’s Round Table festivities one Yuletide, challenging the knights to a wager. Simon Armitrage, one of Britain’s leading poets, has produced an… (more)

“Compulsively readable. … Simon Armitage has given us an energetic, free-flowing, high-spirited version.”—Edward Hirsch, New York Times Book Review One of the earliest great stories of English literature after ?Beowulf?, ?Sir Gawain? is the strange tale of a green knight on a green horse, who rudely interrupts King Arthur’s Round Table festivities one Yuletide, challenging the knights to a wager. Simon Armitrage, one of Britain’s leading poets, has produced an inventive and groundbreaking translation that “[helps] liberate ?Gawain ?from academia” (?Sunday Telegraph?).

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