Jun 01, 2020
Sir Gawain and The Green Knight
Posted by Unknown Keith Harrison HelenCooper

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is probably the most skillfuly told story in the whole of the English Arthurian cycle Originating from the north west midlands of England, it is based on two ancient Celtic motifs the Beheading and the Exchange of Winnings brought together by the anonymous 14th century author Acclaimed poet Keith Harrison s new translation uses a modernSir Gawain and the Green Knight is probably the most skillfuly told story in the whole of the English Arthurian cycle Originating from the north west midlands of England, it is based on two ancient Celtic motifs the Beheading and the Exchange of Winnings brought together by the anonymous 14th century author Acclaimed poet Keith Harrison s new translation uses a modern alliterative pattern which subtly echoes the music of the original at the same time it strives for fidelity This is the most generously annotated edition available, complete with a detailed introduction which situates the work in the context of Arthurian Romance and analyzes its poetics and narrative structure.About the Series For over 100 years Oxford World s Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe Each affordable volume reflects Oxford s commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up to date bibliographies for further study, and much .

  • Title: Sir Gawain and The Green Knight
  • Author: Unknown Keith Harrison HelenCooper
  • ISBN: 9780199540167
  • Page: 105
  • Format: Paperback
  • SparkNotes Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Study Guide Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a chivalric romance that was written anonymously and first published in the late th century. Gawain legendary knight Britannica Gawain, hero of Arthurian legend and romance A nephew and loyal supporter of King Arthur, Gawain appeared in the earliest Arthurian literature as a model of knightly perfection, against whom all other knights were measured In the th century Historia regum Britanniae, by Geoffrey of Monmouth, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Penguin Classics One of the great masterpieces of Middle English poetry, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight magically combines elements of fairy tale and heroic sagas with the pageantry, chivalry and courtly love of Sir Gawain Simple English , the free encyclopedia Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Sir Gawain is a fictional character in the King Arthur stories, but according to some historical critics originates and inspired from a real knight of in the area of north Europe, between legend and oral norvegian Orkney Islands history. Sir Gawain King Arthur s Knights Though Lancelot is often referred to as the greatest knight, Gawain is also referred to as the greatest knight of the Round Table on occasion and is most recognized from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight It seemed to be common knowledge that Sir Gawain was also the most trusted friend of Sir Lancelot and in some legends he seems to be the rightful heir to the throne of Camelot once King Arthur passes. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Quotes Shmoop Many things come in threes in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Here, there are three days of feasting, followed by three days in which Gawain rests in the castle while lord Bertilak hunts Gawain also gives and receives three blows on the third day of his rest, and finally, receives three blows from the Green Knight on New Year s Day. SparkNotes Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Sir Gawain Quotes Sir Gawain and the Green Knight I am the weakest, the most wanting in wisdom, I know, And my life, if lost, would be least missed, truly Only through your being my uncle, am I to be valued No bounty but your blood in my body do I know.

    Sir Gawain and The Green Knight Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is probably the most skillfuly told story in the whole of the English Arthurian cycle Originating from the north west midlands of England it is based on two ancient Ce

    Tanja (Tanychy) St. Delphi

    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


    Jason Koivu

    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 the sex aspect and p [...]


    Vivian

    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 [...]


    Terry

    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 tr [...]


    Jan-Maat

    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 thou [...]


    Aubrey

    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 of 253 [...]


    Richard Derus

    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 surprise since it s survived for so many centuries But poet and translator Simon Armitage has made the old world new again He s [...]


    Jan-Maat

    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 kiss.In a worthy style he welcomes the [...]


    Eddie Watkins

    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 version a while ago, but it seeme [...]


    Sinem A.

    yazar bilinmeyen 14 yydan kalma eser erdemli olmakla ilgili k sa bir kahraman n yolculu u hikayesi dili,kurgusu ve evirisi ger ekten ba ar l.


    Arthur Graham

    She gave him her girdle , did she A little something to remember her by, hmmmm Personally, I found it rather hard to believe that a hound dog like Gawain would pass up the opportunity, but I did ultimately enjoy this humorous tale of chivalry and self imposed cockblockery Green Knight rules


    Mark Adderley

    It s always puzzling to know what to do with a book subtitled A New Verse Translation It s all very well for the moment, of course, but what about in a few years When the translation is no longer new, will it need a new title I have similar reservations about terms like postmodern What comes after it Post postmodern And is modernism now called pre postmodernism All of which doesn t seem strictly relevant, except that I can t help feeling that there s something slightly self conscious about Simon [...]


    Nikki

    Note you have also reviewed the following editions of this book Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Paperback isbn Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Paperback isbn 0140440925 Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Paperback isbn 0140424539 Sir Gawain and the Green Knight isbn 0719055172 Sir Gawain and the Green Knight isbn 0571223281 Sir Gawain the Green Knight Paperback isbn 0030088801 Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Paperback isbn 1146360738 Oops.Anyway, I reread Simon Armitage s translation in honour of g [...]


    Morgan

    Are you looking for a quick, but violent, Christmas New Year s poem How about a poem set during Camelot with witches and heroic fantasy Maybe something along the lines of Christian Romance Or simply a good timeless poem After a quick reread I still love this poem This isn t the original translation or edition I read, but it felt the sameybe a little modern with the language I d forgotten how detailed this was and how violent I remembered some of the plot, but forgot about all head chopping and [...]


    RK-ique

    I first read this in 1975 I ve read it several times since The translation Marie Borroff is good I am entirely taken in by the parallel structures in the story Sir Gawain comes off as a wonderfully human character in a type of literature not known for well developed characters.


    Thomas

    Perhaps my favorite Arthurian classic so far Loved the alliterative verse and the beautiful descriptions of seasons the conflicting ideas centered on chivalry, courtship, religion, etc all made the reading much intellectually stimulating Not to mention that the ending throws in a wedge that forces one to evaluate the overall theme of the poem, or whether a unifying theme exists at all Highly recommended for those interested in British literature and for those who want to give it a try it s much [...]


    necromancer

    Yet though I must lose my life, fear shall never make me change colour Those of you who have read my reviews on poetry will know that I do not particularly take to it The plot of this poem was really good for which I gave the three stars but I m not one to judge the fact that it was written in poetry form in the first place.


    Ashleigh (a frolic through fiction)

    I actually can t believe how much I loved this I was looking forward to it, but something about it just enchanted me entirely.


    Perry

    Refreshing, Poetic Translation of Old Fable I didn t fully appreciate this when I read it 25 years ago This poetic and refreshing new translation makes the fantastic fable easily accessible without watering down the tale s mysticism or sacrificing its bite.


    Alp Turgut

    Ayn Beowulf gibi ba ka bir ngiliz destan olan Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Sir Gawain ve Ye il valye , Kral Arthur ve Yuvarlak Masa valyeleri nden Sir Gawain in d r stl k s nav n e lenceli bir ekilde okuyucuya sunan nemli eserlerden biri ngiliz edebiyat n n yap ta lar ndan biri olmas n n yan nda d neminin klasik sa ve Kutsal Kase esintilerini ta yan eseri okurken zellikle tasvire yer verilen dizeleri okurken dikkatiniz da labiliyor Buna ra men sonlara do ru heyecan art rarak vermek istedi i m [...]


    BAM The Bibliomaniac

    Wha an absolutely eloquent poem I chose Audi so I heard both modern English and old English Poet had a strong grasp of alliteration, which made flow just beautiful Description puts some modern poetry to shame the sounds of the axe heads, the beauty of the lady s shoulders It was so gory I read it twice.


    Natalie

    The perfect link between Beowulf and Chaucer The alliteration is phenomenal and I think he just makes up words to sound fabulous A green man, a challenge, King Arthur s court, a bet, a perilous situation, an alluring woman, and an embracing host with lots of magic and feasts What could one ask for This translation gets right to the heart of the ME without being in ME A wonderful translation with excellent essays in the back If you don t feel like tackling the Middle English, but still want to e [...]


    Nora

    I mean the story is interesting enough, but God is Gawain annoying For fuck s sake man, you said you were sorry and you gave back the damn girdle Do you really have to hang your head in shame for the rest of your days If you re gonna be ashamed of something, it should be that gross misogynistic rant at the end of the poem.


    Jon(athan) Nakapalau

    A foundational legend that has influenced many other works One of the best examinations of what chivalry was meant to representd for that reason a very important work.


    Olivia-Savannah Roach

    For what it s worth, this is such a good story And it makes for such a good moral message about chivalry and honor while also discussing human weakness and how we all have our faults and misgivings too It was such a creative, and magical story The descriptions were lovely, and you can tell this was well written What would have made me enjoy it if I was reading a translation However, as this was a read for uni, we had to translate it ourselves And as this was my first encounter with medieval Eng [...]


    Maggie

    An excellent translation of a favorite work Like Heaney s Beowolf, the original text is set facing the translation.What I particularly loved about Armitage s work is his devotion to alliteration throughout the work As he explains in his preface, the Gawain poet was writing in a form that hearkens back to Anglo Saxon poetry, where alliteration within the line instead of rhyming at the end is key to the music of the poem Really, his introductory musings on poetry is a big part of why I enjoyed the [...]


    Eleidhunita

    Est muy bien


    Elihú

    Sigo sin creer que a estas alturas, Minotauro no haya decidido lanzar una edici n de esta historia, utilizando el nombre de J R R Tolkien para vender m s Ya es conocido que el Profesor fue el que rescat este poema del olvido y la tradujo del ingl s antiguo a uno m s moderno y luego su hijo Christopher termin de pulir.Al espa ol, Siruela opt por prosificar este relato medieval adscrito a los mitos art ricos Una obra de gran belleza y una potente narrativa, en la que el autor, lamentablemente uno [...]


    Afro Madonna

    I did NOT see that plot twist at the end coming at all Damn.


    Deniz Ozcetin

    harika bir ceviri cok akici buyuleyici bir ortacag masali



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