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Written By An Anonymous 14th Century Poet, This Epic Poem Is Recognized As An Equal Of Chaucer S Masterworks And Of The Great Old English Poems, Including Beowulf This Edition Includes A Preface By Raffel And A New Introduction Revised Reissue.


10 thoughts on “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

  1. Tanja (Tanychy) St. Delphi Tanja (Tanychy) St. Delphi says:

    I didn t know where to post this so I think this is a good place It remains me of my Literature professor, in a good way of course


  2. Jason Koivu Jason Koivu says:

    Contains the greatest OH FUCK moment in medieval literature Sir Gawain and the Green Knight listed here as written by Unknown, though I believe it may have been penned by that prolific Greek author Anonymous is a classic tale from Arthurian legend in which the code of honor attributed to chivalry is heavily ensconced There are many interpretations of the poem s meaning, and historically speaking it s often dependent on the reader s bias For instance, Christians latched on to the sex aspe Contains the greatest OH FUCK moment in medieval literature Sir Gawain and the Green Knight listed here as written by Unknown, though I believe it may have been penned by that prolific Greek author Anonymous is a classic tale from Arthurian legend in which the code of honor attributed to chivalry is heavily ensconced There are many interpretations of the poem s meaning, and historically speaking it s often dependent on the reader s bias For instance, Christians latched on to th...


  3. Vivian Vivian says:

    Enchanting translation that made me love words again The cadence and rhythm Armitage employed gave life to the modern English rather than direct translation The Introduction laid out precisely what he would do and why he made the choice he did to preserve the beauty of the poetry, both the alliterative Anglo Saxon and the breakout stanzas of continental rhyming And I fell in love with language again I found myself speaking aloud or mouthing them to feel the words tumbling out For that joy, Enchanting translation that made me love words again The cadence and rhythm Armitage employed gave life to the modern English rather than direct translation The Introduction laid out precisely what he would do and why he made the choice he did to preserve th...


  4. Terry Terry says:

    One of the best of the classic Arthurian tales Gawain is presented a bit differently here from many of the other ones Usually he s a bit of a braggart and kind of a jerk, especially to women, but here he is presented as the perfect exemplar of courtoisie He s also a bit young and still untried, so maybe that explains it for those who want to be able to have a grand unified theory of Arthuriana Anyway, you probably all know the story Arthur is about to have a New Year s feast, but accordin One of the best of the classic Arthurian tales Gawain is presented a bit differently here from many of the other ones Usually he s a bit of a braggart and kind of a jerk, especially to women, but here he is presented as the perfect exemplar of courtoisie He s also a bit young and still untried, so maybe that explains it for those who want to be able to have a grand unified theory of Arthuriana Anyway, you probably all know the story Arthur is about to have a New Year s feast, but according to tradition is waiting for some marvel to occur Right on cue in trots the Green Knight on his horse, a giant of a man who proceeds to trash the reputation of the entire court and dare someone to cut off his head as long as he gets to return the favour No one mak...


  5. Jan-Maat Jan-Maat says:

    The season if not of mellow fruitfulness than of frost and fog brings this back to me with the childhood memory of going to school in a proper pea souper, every familiar landmark lost only the tarmac footpath remained solid beneath my childish feet, occasionally a hut would burst out of the milkiness to demonstrate that I was making progress My little quest however did not take a year and a day, as all self respecting quests must.Alas the language is beyond me, I am comfortable with Chaucer th The season if not of mellow fruitfulness than of frost and fog brings this back to me with the childhood memory of going to school in a proper pea souper, every familia...


  6. Aubrey Aubrey says:

    I gave this three stars because it whetted my sapiosexuality for view spoiler Morgan la Fay hide spoiler , because seriously, if you hate women, there s only three things you can do to tide me over with your writing not write about them, be glorious at everything else, or include a female character who for all your fancy rhythms obviously scares the living shit out of you In the words of the immortal Shelley...


  7. Richard Derus Richard Derus says:

    Rating 5 of fiveThis is the book to get your poetry resistant friend this Booksgiving 2017 I read it on a dare I don t like poetry very much, it s so snooty and at the same time so pit sniffingly self absorbed that I d far rather stab my hands with a fork repeatedly than be condescended to in rhyming couplets.This tale is fabulous in every sense of the word, which is no surprise since it s survived for so many centuries But poet and translator Simon Armitage has made the old world new agai Rating 5 of fiveThis is the book to get your poetry resistant friend this Booksgiving 2017 I read it on a dare I don t like poetry very much, it s so snooty and at the same time so pit sniffingly self absorbed that I d far rather stab my hands with a fork repeatedly than be condescended to in rhyming couplets.This tale is fabulous in every sense of the word, which is no surprise since it s...


  8. Jan-Maat Jan-Maat says:

    An enjoyable translation Yes, he dozes in a daze, dreams and mutterslike a mournful man with his mind on dark matters how destiny might deal him a death blow on the daywhen he grapples with the giant in the green chapel of how the strike of the axe must be suffered without struggle.But sensing her presence there he surfaces from sleep,drags himself out of his dreams to address her.Laughing warmly she walks towards himand finds his face with the friendliest kiss.In a worthy style he welcomes the An enjoyable translation Yes, he dozes in a daze, dreams and mutterslike a mournful man with his mind on dark matters how destiny might deal him a death blow on the daywhen he gra...


  9. Eddie Watkins Eddie Watkins says:

    I d been attracted to this poem for years and years, but somehow never read it tiptoeing round it like a gentleman too dignified to display his blood gorged book lust The title itself attracted me the name Gawain and the idea of a Green Knight evoked plenty of mental imagery greenery and silver clashings in fecund fairy tale landscapes I also like the way Tolkien s name looks and sounds evocative of tangled teeming forests clearly delineated so I dipped into his version a while ago, but I d been attracted to...


  10. Sinem A. Sinem A. says:

    yazar bilinmeyen 14 yydan kalma eser erdemli olmakla ilgili k sa bir kahraman n yolculu u hikayesi dili,kurgusu ve evirisi ger ekten ba ar l.