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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight This comprehensive, critical edition of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is the fruit of William Vantuono s research on the fourteenth century romance In combining fantasy and realism, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight praises court life with an undercurrent of satire against a declining chivalric ideal The poem calls up from the mythic past the shadows of archetypal figures, yet inspires modern psychoanalytic interpretations, and entertains while teaching a moral religious lesson The heart of this edition is the Middle English text, with a Modern English verse translation on facing pages and extensive notes at the bottom of the pages A discussion of the manuscript, the anonymous poet and his other poems, the structure of the poem and its audience, themes, characterization, and purpose serves as a valuable introduction to the classic Garland Reference Library of the Humanities, Vol 1265 Free Read [ Sir Gawain and the Green Knight ] by [ Unknown ] – wholesalesweetshop.co.uk

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  1. 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. 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. 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 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, I am grateful again As a selection for my Yuletide reading, I was most fortunate The tale itself is quite si...

  4. 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 t 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 comfor...

  5. Simon Armitage translation Faber Faber Norton , and the Oxford edition s notesI d half forgotten about Gawain and the Green Knight and I d definitely forgotten it was set over Christmas and New Year, until I heard this mid December episode of In Our Time As I thought during the programme how bored I now was of Simon Armitage he s become a very regular fixture on BBC arts shows in the last few years I didn t expect to end up reading his translation of Gawain But I looked at a cou Simon Armitage translation Faber Faber Norton , and the Oxford edition s notesI d half forgotten about Gawain and the Green Knight and I d definitely forgotten it was set over Christmas and New Year, until I heard this mid December episode of In Our Time As I thought during the programme how bored I now was of Simon Armitage he s become a very regular fixture on BBC arts shows in the last few years I didn t expect to end up reading his translation of Gawain But I looked at a couple of others and they seemed too formal and RP The po...

  6. 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 makes a move and Arthur decides he better do something about this until Gawain steps up and asks to take on this quest himself Everyone agrees and Gawain proceeds to smite the green ...

  7. 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 su...

  8. 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, if I cannot satisfy the one, I will indulge the other, and with twenty lines out 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 y...

  9. 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 kis...

  10. 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 ...