Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
By (author) Simon Armitage
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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Simon Armitage
Book DescriptionOne 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393334159
(211mm x 140mm x 12mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 29-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United States
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Presents the classical tale with all the flare, wit and engagement that we have come to expect from the most distinctive of contemporary authors, and in so doing brought Odysseus' return from the Trojan War memorably to life.
Pearl, Hardback (May 2016)
An entrancing allegorical tale of grief and lost love, as the narrator is led on a Dantean journey through sorrow to redemption by his vanished beloved, Pearl. It is a Medieval English poem thought to be by the same anonymous author responsible for Gawain.
Walking Away, Paperback (May 2016)
From the surreal pleasure dome of Minehead Butlins to a smoke-filled roundhouse on the Penwith Peninsula then out to the Isles of Scilly and beyond, the author tackles this personal Odyssey with all the poetic reflection and personal wit we've come to expect of one of Britain's best loved and most popular writers.
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Author Biography - Simon Armitage
Simon Armitage is the award-winning poet and translator of both Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and The Death of King Arthur, as well as several works of poetry, prose, and drama. He is the Oxford Professor of Poetry.
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