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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight : a close verse translation

Author: Larry Dean Benson
Publisher: Morgantown : West Virginia University Press, 2012.
Series: Medieval European studies, 13.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a late fourteenth-century Middle English alliterative romance outlining an adventure of Sir Gawain, a knight of King Arthur's Round Table. In this poem, Sir Gawain accepts a challenge from a mysterious green warrior. In a struggle to uphold his oath along this quest, Gawain demonstrates chivalry, loyalty, and honor. This new verse translation of the most popular English romance of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Romances
Named Person: Gawain, (Legendary character); Gawain, (Legendary character)
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Larry Dean Benson
ISBN: 9781933202891 9781935978107 1933202890 1935978101
OCLC Number: 725827681
Language Note: Includes both the modern English and the Middle English text.
Description: xxviii, 187 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Foreword --
Select Bibliography --
A Note on the Middle English Original Text --
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
Series Title: Medieval European studies, 13.
Other Titles: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
Responsibility: translated by Larry D. Benson with a foreword and Middle English text edited by Daniel Donoghue.

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"Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a late fourteenth-century Middle English alliterative romance outlining an adventure of Sir Gawain, a knight of King Arthur's Round Table. In this poem, Sir Gawain accepts a challenge from a mysterious green warrior. In a struggle to uphold his oath along this quest, Gawain demonstrates chivalry, loyalty, and honor. This new verse translation of the most popular English romance of the fourteenth century to survive to the present offers students an accessible way of approaching the literature of medieval England without losing the flavor of the original writing. The language of Sir Gawain presents considerable problems to present-day readers as it is written in the West Midlands dialect before English became standardized. With a foreword by Daniel Donoghue, the close verse translation includes facing pages of the original fourteenth-century text and its modern translation"--Publisher's website.

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