skip to content
The death of King Arthur Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The death of King Arthur

Author: Simon Armitage
Publisher: London : Faber & Faber, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"Like Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, the Alliterative Morte Arthure survives in a unique manuscript by an anonymous author, and is written in a measure which harked back to Anglo-Saxon poetic composition. Unlike Gawain, whose plot hinges around one moment of jaw-dropping magic, The Death of King Arthur deals in the cut-and-thrust of warfare and politics: the ever-topical matter of Britain's relationship with  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Arthurian romances
Poetry
Translations
Translations into English
Named Person: Huchown, of the Awle Ryale
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Armitage
ISBN: 9780571249473 0571249477 9780571282074 0571282075 9780571298419 0571298419
OCLC Number: 751832734
Language Note: Translated from Middle English.
Description: xvii, 163 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Other Titles: Morte Arthure.
Responsibility: translated by Simon Armitage.

Abstract:

Deals with the warfare and politics: the ever-topical matter of Britain's relationship with continental Europe, and of its military interests overseas.  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

Invitingly ingenious and inventive. --Jeremy Noel-Tod Armitage has triumphed. . . . The verse requires attention; but, once you are attuned to the alliterative structure, it 's as swift as the swish Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/751832734> # The death of King Arthur
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
   bgn:translationOfWork <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/751832734#CreativeWork/unidentifiedOriginalWork> ;
   library:oclcnum "751832734" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/London> ; # London
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1009272308#Topic/englisch> ; # Englisch
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1009272308#Topic/ubersetzung> ; # Übersetzung
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/987694> ; # Kings and rulers
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/912278> ; # English poetry
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1710964> ; # English poetry--Middle English
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1009272308#Topic/kings_and_rulers> ; # Kings and rulers
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1009272308#CreativeWork/morte_arthure> ; # Morte Arthure
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85043933> ; # English poetry--Middle English, 1100-1500
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1009272308#Event/1100_1500> ; # 1100 - 1500
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1009272308#Person/huchown_of_the_awle_ryale> ; # of the Awle Ryale Huchown
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/821.1/e23/> ;
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1359648> ; # Morte Arthure.
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/817169> ; # Arthurian romances
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/6157973> ; # Simon Armitage
   schema:datePublished "2012" ;
   schema:description ""Like Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, the Alliterative Morte Arthure survives in a unique manuscript by an anonymous author, and is written in a measure which harked back to Anglo-Saxon poetic composition. Unlike Gawain, whose plot hinges around one moment of jaw-dropping magic, The Death of King Arthur deals in the cut-and-thrust of warfare and politics: the ever-topical matter of Britain's relationship with continental Europe, and of its military interests overseas. The outcome is announced in the poem's title, and from their stronghold in Carlisle, Arthur and his army embark on a campaign which takes them almost to the gates of Rome, before he is forced to turn back to deal with matters closer to home. But along the way there are as many challenges for the translator of this poetic romance as faced by its protagonist - not least how to manage the alliterative line while doing justice to the mass of riotous life which courses through the narrative's veins: channel crossings, battle formations, naval engagements, rearguard actions and forays; but also courtly protocols, partings, swoonings, and dream sequences remarkable for their private glimpses into the mind of the once and future king. ...{Its] chivalric code cannot gloss over the carnage and horror of war, or the flaws of a king who is as much a human being as a figurehead. ..."--Book jacket."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1009272308> ; # Morte Arthure.
   schema:genre "Poetry"@en ;
   schema:genre "Arthurian romances"@en ;
   schema:genre "Translations"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "The death of King Arthur"@en ;
   schema:productID "751832734" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/751832734#PublicationEvent/london_faber_&_faber_2012> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1009272308#Agent/faber_&_faber> ; # Faber & Faber
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780571282074> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780571249473> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780571298419> ;
   umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBB379161> ;
   umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBB1A5436> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/751832734> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/London> # London
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "London" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1009272308#Person/huchown_of_the_awle_ryale> # of the Awle Ryale Huchown
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:givenName "Huchown" ;
   schema:name "of the Awle Ryale Huchown" ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85043933> # English poetry--Middle English, 1100-1500
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "English poetry--Middle English, 1100-1500"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1359648> # Morte Arthure.
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
   schema:name "Morte Arthure." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1710964> # English poetry--Middle English
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "English poetry--Middle English"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/817169> # Arthurian romances
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Arthurian romances"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/912278> # English poetry
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "English poetry"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/987694> # Kings and rulers
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Kings and rulers"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/6157973> # Simon Armitage
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1963" ;
   schema:familyName "Armitage" ;
   schema:givenName "Simon" ;
   schema:name "Simon Armitage" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1009272308> # Morte Arthure.
   schema:name "Morte Arthure."@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780571249473>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0571249477" ;
   schema:isbn "9780571249473" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780571282074>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0571282075" ;
   schema:isbn "9780571282074" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780571298419>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0571298419" ;
   schema:isbn "9780571298419" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.