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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

  • Author: Anonymous
  • Publisher: Broadview Press
  • ISBN: 1770483551
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 264
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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a masterpiece of medieval English literature and one of the finest Arthurian tales in any language. Though its ingenious plotting and verbal artistry continue to dazzle readers, it is written in a challenging regional dialect and uses many words that were already archaic when the poem was written in the late fourteenth century. This edition is designed to make the poem, in its original Middle English, accessible to students and general readers. Following standards adopted for editing other Middle English poets, the edition lightly normalizes spellings to make words more recognizable for a modern audience. Extensive marginal glossing of difficult words, thorough on-page explanatory notes, and a comprehensive glossary offer further support for readers. The historical appendices include other examples of medieval romance from France and Britain.

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

  • Author: R. A. Waldron
  • Publisher: Northwestern University Press
  • ISBN: 9780810103283
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 171
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Chrysanthemum loves her name, until she starts going to school and the other children make fun of it.

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

  • Author: Jessie L. Weston
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 048611371X
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 64
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This interpretation by a distinguished scholar of one of English medieval literature's gems translates Middle English poetry into modern prose for a retelling that both preserves the spirit of the original and makes it accessible to modern readers.

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

In a Modern English Version with a Critical Introduction

  • Author: John Gardner
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226283283
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 203
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The adventures and challenges of Sir Gawain, King Arthur’s nephew and a knight at the Round Table, including his duel with the mysterious Green Knight, are among the oldest and best known of Arthurian stories. Here the distinguished author and poet John Gardner has captured the humor, elegance, and richness of the original Middle English in flowing modern verse translations of this literary masterpiece. Besides the tale of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, this edition includes two allegorical poems, “Purity” and “Patience”; the beautiful dream allegory “Pearl”; and the miracle story “Saint Erkenwald,” all attributed to the same anonymous poet, a contemporary of Chaucer and an artist of the first rank. “Mr. Gardner has translated into modern English and edited a text of these five poems that could hardly be improved. . . . The entire work is preceded by a very fine and complete general introduction and a critical commentary on each poem.”—Library Journal

Sir Gawain and the green knight

Sir Gawain and the green knight

and pearl, purity, patience

  • Author: Michael Stugrin
  • Publisher: Monarch Notes
  • ISBN: 9780671009373
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 93
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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

an essay in interpretation

  • Author: Hans Schnyder
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Gawain (Legendary character)
  • Page: 81
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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

  • Author: William Raymond Johnston Barron
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • ISBN: 9780719055171
  • Category: Arthurian romances
  • Page: 181
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This edition of one of the classic Middle English romances gives the original text side by side with a sensitive modern translation.

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Sources and Analogues

  • Author: Elisabeth Brewer
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
  • ISBN: 0859913597
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 184
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This anthology of medieval writing provides a context for a deeper understanding of the Gawain-poet's originality and skill.

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Fixed Format Layout

  • Author: Simon Armitage
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 0571246001
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 128
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When the mysterious Green Knight arrives unbidden at the Round Table one Christmas, only Gawain is brave enough to take up his challenge . . . This story, first told in the 1400s, is one of the most enthralling, dramatic and beloved poems in the English tradition. Now, in Simon Armitage, the poem has found its perfect modern translator. Armitage's retelling of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight captures all of the magic and wonderful storytelling of the original while also revitalising it with his own popular, funny and contemporary voice.

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and the Order of the Garter

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and the Order of the Garter

  • Author: Francis Ingledew
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780268031763
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 307
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Francis Ingledew's book makes the case that Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, one of the canonical works of medieval English literature, should be recognized as a response to King Edward III's foundation in 1349 of the chivalric Order of the Garter. As well as providing the basis for a thorough reinterpretation of the poem's purposes and meanings, this argument dates to the mid-fourteenth-century reign of Edward III (1327-77) a poem conventionally ascribed to the reign of Richard II (1377-99). Through close readings of the poem and of an array of overlooked historical sources, Ingledew presents Sir Gawain and the Green Knight as a critique of Edward III's sexual and military behavior. Ingledew's argument takes him deep into chivalric practice in Edward's court of the 1340s, much of it connected with the early years of war with France. Ingledew pursues the significance of sexual scandal associated with Edward, especially the rape of the Countess of Salisbury confidently imputed to him by the formidable Liégois historian Jean le Bel. At the same time that he was trying to conquer France and Scotland and preside over a court vulnerable to scandal, Edward also called on the history (as it was seen) of King Arthur and the Round Table, associating himself with Arthur's imperial and moral authority through the founding of the Order of the Garter. In its portrayal of the Order of the Garter, Ingledew argues, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight sets itself at odds with Edward's central ethical and political projects. "Exhaustively researched and insightfully theorized, Ingledew's study proposes historical, cultural, and discursive contexts for Sir Gawain and the Green Knight more comprehensive, and more persuasive, than any hitherto attempted. It sets an exalted critical and scholarly standard against which to judge future interpretations of this complex and elegant poem." -- Robert Hanning, Columbia University