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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Oxford World's Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is probably the most skillfuly told story in the whole of the English Arthurian cycle. Originating from the north-west midlands of England, it is based on two ancient Celtic motifs--the Beheading and the Exchange of Winnings--brought together by the anonymous 14th century author. Acclaimed poet Keith Harrison's new translation uses a modern alliterative pattern which subtly echoes the music of the original at the same time it strives for fidelity. This is the most generously annotated edition available, complete with a detailed introduction which situates the work in the context of Arthurian Romance and analyzes its poetics and narrative structure.

Synopsis:

This verse translation of one of the tales of the Arthurian cycle uses a modern alliterative pattern. Originating from the north-west Midlands, it is based on two separate ancient Celtic motifs of the Beheading and the Exchange of Winnings, brought together by the anonymous 14th-century poet.

About the Author

Australian born-poet and translator, Keith Harrison taught for 30 years at Carleton College, Minnesota. He has published many books of poetry and translation including Points in a Journey (Macmillan), The Basho Poems (Minneapolis) and A Burning of Applewood (Northfield, Black Willow). Helen Cooper is Professor of English Language and Literature, and Tutorial Fellow at University College, Oxford. She is the editor of Malory's Le Morte Darthur in the Oxford World's Classics series.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192833341
Translator:
Harris, Keith
Editor:
Cooper, Helen
Translator:
Harris, Keith
Editor:
COOPER, HELEN
Author:
COOPER, HELEN
Author:
Harrison, Keith
Author:
Null, Keith
Author:
null, Helen
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
Oxford England ;
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Arthurian romances
Subject:
Historical - Arthurian
Subject:
Literature/English | British Literature | Medieval
Subject:
Literature/English | Br
Subject:
itish Literature | Medieval
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Paperback
Publication Date:
19990204
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
22 music examples
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
5 x 7.5 x 0.5 in 0.294 lb

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Classics » British Medieval and Renaissance

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"Synopsis" by , This verse translation of one of the tales of the Arthurian cycle uses a modern alliterative pattern. Originating from the north-west Midlands, it is based on two separate ancient Celtic motifs of the Beheading and the Exchange of Winnings, brought together by the anonymous 14th-century poet.
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