Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

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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

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?).