Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: A New Verse Translation

Author(s): Simon Armitage


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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General Fields

  • : 9780393334159
  • : WW Norton & Co
  • : WW Norton & Co
  • : January 2009
  • : 209mm X 137mm X 12mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Simon Armitage
  • : Paperback
  • : 208
  • : frontispiece