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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

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 Gawayne and the Green Knight

Sir Gawayne and the Green Knight

an Alliterative Romance-Poem (c. 1360)

  • Author: Anonymous
  • Publisher: B&R Samizdat Express
  • ISBN: 1455317500
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 350
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According to Wikipedia: "Gawain ... is King Arthur's nephew and a Knight of the Round Table who appears very early in the Arthurian legend's development. He is one of a select number of Round Table members to be referred to as the greatest knight, most notably in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. He is almost always portrayed as the son of Arthur's sister Morgause (or Anna) and King Lot of Orkney and Lothian, and his brothers are Agravain, Gaheris, Gareth, and Mordred. In some works he has sisters as well."

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

A Middle-English Arthurian Romance Retold in Modern Prose

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Arthurian romances
  • Page: 96
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A beautiful early rendering of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight into modern English.

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

  • Author: Michael Smith
  • Publisher: Unbound Publishing
  • ISBN: 1783525614
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 240
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It is New Year at Camelot and a mysterious green knight appears at King Arthur’s court. Challenging the knights of the Round Table to a Christmas game, he offers his splendid axe as a prize to whoever is brave enough to behead him with just one strike. The condition is that his challenger must seek him out in a year and a day to have the deed returned. Sir Gawain accepts and decapitates the stranger, only to see him pick up his head, walk out of the hall and ride away on his horse. Now Gawain must complete his part of the bargain, search for his foe and confront what seems his doom... Michael Smith’s translation of this magnificent Arthurian romance draws on his intimate experience of the North West of England and his knowledge of mediaeval history, culture and architecture. He takes us back to the original poetic form of the manuscript and brings it alive for a modern audience, while revealing the poem’s historic and literary context. The book is beautifully illustrated by throughout with detailed recreations of the illuminated lettering in the original manuscript and the author’s own linocut prints, each meticulously researched for contemporary accuracy. This is an exciting new edition that will appeal both to students of the Gawain-poet and the general reader alike.

Sir Gawain and The Green Knight

Sir Gawain and The Green Knight

  • Author: Keith Harrison,Helen Cooper
  • Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
  • ISBN: 0199540160
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 160
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Sir Gawain and The Green Knight, with its intricate plot of enchantment and betrayal is probably the most skilfully told story in the whole of the English Arthurian cycle. Originating from the north-west midlands of England, it is based on two separate and very ancient Celtic motifs of the Beheading and the Exchange of Winnings, brought together by the anonymous 14th century author. Acclaimed poet Keith Harrison's new translation uses a modernalliterative pattern which subtly echoes the music of the original at the same time as it strives for fidelity. This is the most generously annotated edition available, complete with a detailed introduction whichsituates the work in the context of Arthurian Romance as well as analysing its poetics and narrative structure.

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

  • Author: Brian Stone
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9780140440928
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 185
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The classical medieval poem relating Sir Gawain's romances, his conflict with the Green Knight, and return to the Round Table

The Works of the Gawain Poet

The Works of the Gawain Poet

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, Cleanness, Patience

  • Author: Ad Putter,Myra Stokes
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141395265
  • Category: Poetry
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A new volume of the works of the Gawain poet, destined to become the definitive edition for students and scholars. This volume brings together four works of the unknown fourteenth-century poet famous for the Arthurian romance Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, in their original Middle English. In one of the great tales of medieval literature, Gawain, the noblest knight of King Arthur's court, must keep a deadly bargain with a monstrous knight and resist the advances of his host's beautiful wife. The dream vision of Pearl depicts a bereaved father whose lost child leads him to glimpse heaven. And in moral poems based on stories from the Bible, Cleanness warns against sins of the flesh and of desecration, while Patience encourages readers to endure suffering as God's will. Little is known about the so-called 'Gawain poet', who wrote during the late fourteenth century. It is believed that he came from south-east Cheshire, an important cultural and economic centre at the time, and he was clearly well-read in Latin, French and English. Although he is not named as the author of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, Patience, Cleanness, the four works have been attributed to him based on a careful comparison of their language, date and themes. Myra Stokes was formerly Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at Bristol University. Her books include Justice and Mercy in Piers Plowman and The Language of Jane Austen. Ad Putter teaches at the English Department and the Centre for Medieval Studies of the University of Bristol, where is Professor of Medieval English Literature. His monographs include Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and French Arthurian Romance and An Introduction to the Gawain Poet, and he is also co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to the Arthurian Legend.