Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (A New Verse Translation) by Simon Armitage
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (A New Verse Translation)
Author: Simon Armitage
Title: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (A New Verse Translation)
ISBN10: 0393334155
ISBN13: 978-0393334159
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
Pages:
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; A New Verse Translation edition (November 17, 2008)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1269 kb
Size epub: 1470 kb
Rating: 3.8 ✪
Votes: 380
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Poetry

"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?). 2 illustrations