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Armitage, Simon 1963-

Overview
Works: 152 works in 503 publications in 3 languages and 12,250 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Romances  Fiction  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Arthurian romances 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Host, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Narrator, Contributor
Classifications: PR6051.R564, 821.1
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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight : a new verse translation by Simon Armitage( Book )
20 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,651 libraries worldwide
A poetic translation of the classic Arthurian story is an edition in alliterative language and rhyme of the epic confrontation between a young Round Table hero and a green-clad stranger who compels him to meet his destiny at the Green Chapel
Tyrannosaurus Rex versus the Corduroy Kid by Simon Armitage( Book )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 633 libraries worldwide
A collection of poems "that meditates on human battles past and present, on youth and age, on monsters and underdogs, on the life of nations and the individual heart."--Jkt flap
The death of King Arthur : a new verse translation by Simon Armitage( Book )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 599 libraries worldwide
A new translation of the Middle English classic follows Arthur into battle and describes the death of his knights and his own poignant last moments
Seeing stars : poems by Simon Armitage( Book )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 489 libraries worldwide
The christening -- An accommodation -- The cuckoo -- Back in the early days of the twenty-first century -- Michael -- I'll be there to love and comfort you -- The English astronaut -- Hop in, Dennis -- Upon opening the chest freezer -- Seeing stars -- Last words -- My difference -- The accident -- Aviators -- 15:30 by the elephant house -- An obituary -- Knowing what we know now -- The experience -- Collaborators -- Ricky Wilson couldn't sleep -- The knack -- The practical way to heaven -- To the bridge -- Beyond Huddersfield -- Cheeses of Nazareth -- Show and tell -- Upon unloading the dishwasher -- Poodles -- The personal touch -- The last panda -- Sold to the lady in the sunglasses and green shoes -- The war of the roses -- A nativity -- The delegates -- The overtones -- The sighting of the century -- The crunch -- Bringing it all back home -- Last day on planet Earth
The shout : selected poems by Simon Armitage( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 395 libraries worldwide
"For years, Simon Armitage has been one of Britain's most beloved poets. This, the first book of his poetry to be published in the United States, collects his work from the past three decades."--BOOK JACKET
The odyssey : a dramatic retelling of Homer's epic by Simon Armitage( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 365 libraries worldwide
An adaptation of the epic Greek poem, which tells of the experiences of Odysseus while on his return from the Trojan War, presented in script format
Barbara Hepworth : centenary by Barbara Hepworth( Book )
8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 360 libraries worldwide
"Barbara Hepworth was one of the most significant sculptors of the twentieth century and one of the most successful women artists of her time." "Published to commemorate the centenary of her birth, this beautifully illustrated book accompanies exhibitions at Tate St. Ives and Yorkshire Sculpture Park, the first major showing of her work for nearly a decade." "Edited by Chris Stephens, Senior Curator at Tate Britain, the book includes a number of different perspectives on Hepworth's achievements: her deep interest in music, her feelings about landscape, the influence of relationships and motherhood, and the unflagging passion she had for her work. Contributions by Jeanette Winterson, Simon Armitage, David Lewis, Sophie Bowness, and Peter Murray give fresh insights into the work of this remarkable artist."--BOOK JACKET
All points North by Simon Armitage( Book )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 347 libraries worldwide
Charting the rugged and uneven terrain of a writer's formative years - from tax problems to probation to American tours, football to family to running away to Iceland - this title explores growing up and being Northern
The white stuff by Simon Armitage( Book )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 321 libraries worldwide
Abbie wants a child more than anything else on earth. Maybe it's because she was adopted, or maybe it is because her fortieth birthday is looming; either way, her biological clock is at five-to-midnight and her husband is not sharing her sense of urgency. Foiled by mother nature and frustrated by medical science, Abbie has come to a decision. If she can't have a child of her own, then at least she can try and trace her own natural parents. She might not know how to go about it, but she knows a man who does
Kid by Simon Armitage( Book )
11 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 319 libraries worldwide
Little green man by Simon Armitage( Book )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 309 libraries worldwide
Barney samler barndomsvennerne til et sidste spil vovemod, med en lille grøn statuette som gevinst. Spillet afslører svaghed og barndommens traumer
The Penguin book of poetry from Britain and Ireland since 1945 ( Book )
8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 300 libraries worldwide
Zoom! by Simon Armitage( Book )
18 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 292 libraries worldwide
Homer's Odyssey by Simon Armitage( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 262 libraries worldwide
"In this new verse adaptation, originally commissioned for BBC Radio, Simon Armitage has recast Homer's epic as a series of dramatic dialogues: between gods and men; between no-nonsense Captain Odysseus and his unruly, lotus-eating, homesick companions; between subtle Odysseus (wiliest hero of antiquity) and a range of shape-shifting adversaries - Calypso, Circe, the Sirens, the Cyclops - as he and his men are 'pinballed between islands' by adversity." "The Odyssey is a book of changes, and Simon Armitage's retelling of Homer's epic quickens and revitalizes our sense of it as oral poetry: as indeed one of the greatest of tall tales."--BOOK JACKET
The universal home doctor by Simon Armitage( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 241 libraries worldwide
These poems range from the rainforests of South America to the deserts of Western Australia, but are set against that ultimate and most intimate of all landscapes, the human body
The Dead Sea poems by Simon Armitage( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 219 libraries worldwide
CloudCuckooLand by Simon Armitage( Book )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 215 libraries worldwide
Book of matches by Simon Armitage( Book )
10 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 215 libraries worldwide
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight ( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 212 libraries worldwide
This translation narrates in crystalline verse the strange tale of a green knight who rudely interrupts the Round Table festivities one Yuletide, casting a pall of unease over the company and challenging one of their number to a wager. The virtuous Gawain accepts, and decapitates the intruder with his own axe. Gushing blood, the knight reclaims his head, orders Gawain to seek him out a year hence, and departs. Next Yuletide Gawain dutifully sets forth. His quest for the Green Knight involves a winter journey, a seduction scene in a dream-like castle, a dire challenge answered, and a drama of enigmatic reward disguised as psychic undoing
Short and sweet : 101 very short poems ( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 211 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
ארמיטאג׳, סיימון 1963-
アーミテージ, サイモン
Languages
English (253)
German (2)
Polish (2)
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