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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight : a new verse translation

Author: W S Merwin
Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : Poetry : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Another edition of the Middle English poem. Merwin's 'Sir Gawain' replicates the propulsive alliteration and the rhymed-quatrain stanza endings of the original, and the translation appears face-to-face with the Middle English original. A major translation of a major English, and a major horror, classic." Booklist. "A modern verse translation of the late-medieval, anonymously authored story of a mysterious  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Romances
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gawain and the Grene Knight. English & English (Middle English)
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2002
(OCoLC)606853451
Named Person: Gawain, (Legendary character); Green Knight, (Arthurian legendary character)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: W S Merwin
ISBN: 0375414762 9780375414763
OCLC Number: 48951553
Language Note: Middle English text, parallel English translation.
Description: xxiv, 171 p. ; 23 cm.
Other Titles: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
Responsibility: by W.S. Merwin.
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"Another edition of the Middle English poem. Merwin's 'Sir Gawain' replicates the propulsive alliteration and the rhymed-quatrain stanza endings of the original, and the translation appears face-to-face with the Middle English original. A major translation of a major English, and a major horror, classic." Booklist. "A modern verse translation of the late-medieval, anonymously authored story of a mysterious green-skinned knight who puts forth a threatening challenge at King Arthur's court, which Sir Gawain attempts tomeet; presented in side-by-side Middle and modern English."

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