Join the Conversation

Join the Conversation

Sign up today to hear about books and authors from an independent bookstore near you.

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Cover

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

A New Verse Translation

By Simon Armitage

W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, 9780393334159, 198pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2008

Advertisement
Description
One of the earliest great stories of English literature after ?Beowulf?, ?Sir Gawain? is the strange tale of a green knight on a green horse, who rudely interrupts King Arthur's Round Table festivities one Yuletide, challenging the knights to a wager. Simon Armitrage, one of Britain's leading poets, has produced an inventive and groundbreaking translation that " helps] liberate ?Gawain ?from academia" (?Sunday Telegraph?).
Advertisement