Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Facing Page Translation

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight   Facing Page Translation
Author: James Winny
Release: 1995-05-31
Editor: Broadview Press
Pages: 170
ISBN: 9781770482449
Language: en
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The fourteenth-century poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is one of the greatest classics of English literature, but one of the least accessible to most twentieth-century readers. Written in an obscure dialect, it is far more difficult to digest in the original than are most other late medieval English works. Yet any translation is bound to lose much of the flavour of the original. This edition of the poem offers the original text together with a facing-page translation. With the alliterative Middle English before the reader, James Winny provides a non-alliterative and sensitively literal rendering in modern English. This edition also provides an introduction, explanatory and textual notes, a further note on some words that present particular difficulties, and, in the appendices, two contemporary stories, The Feast of Bricriu and The Knight of the Sword, which provide insight on the poem.

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Author: James Winny
Release: 1992
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 169
ISBN: OCLC:1132044367
Language: en
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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Author: R. A. Waldron
Release: 1970
Editor: Northwestern University Press
Pages: 188
ISBN: 0810103281
Language: en
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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: Anonim
Release: 2020-11-06
Editor: W. W. Norton
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0393532496
Language: en
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Simon Armitage's "compulsively readable, energetic, free-flowing, high-spirited version" (Edward Hirsch, The New York Times) of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight offers "a brilliantly well-tuned modern score for one of the finest surviving examples of Middle English poetry" (Poetry Review) that "recreates the original's gnarled, hypnotic muscle, its tableaux and landscapes, and its weird, unsettling drama" (Mark Ford, the Financial Times). This edition, revised by Armitage with advice from scholars Alfred David and James Simpson, also offers a new introduction by the translator.

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Author: Anonim
Release: 1900
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 120
ISBN: HARVARD:HN3887
Language: en
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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight With Pearl and Sir Orfeo

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight  With Pearl and Sir Orfeo
Author: Anonim
Release: 2014-05-08
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Pages: 178
ISBN: 9780007375929
Language: en
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A collection of three medieval English poems, translated by Tolkien for the modern-day reader and containing romance, tragedy, love, sex and honour.

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Author: Larry Dean Benson,Daniel Donoghue
Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 187
ISBN: 1933202890
Language: en
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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a late fourteenth-century Middle English alliterative romance outlining an adventure of Sir Gawain, a knight of King Arthur's Round Table. In this poem, Sir Gawain accepts a challenge from a mysterious green warrior. In a struggle to uphold his oath along this quest, Gawain demonstrates chivalry, loyalty, and honor. This new verse translation of the most popular and enduring fourteenth century romance to survive to the present offers students an accessible way of approaching the literature of medieval England without losing the flavor of the original writing. The language of Sir Gawain presents considerable problems to present-day readers as it is written in the West Midlands dialect before English became standardized. With a foreword by David Donoghue, the close verse translation includes facing pages of the original fourteenth-century text and its modern translation. Medieval European Studies Series, Volume 13

Sir Gawain and The Green Knight

Sir Gawain and The Green Knight
Author: Helen Cooper
Release: 2008-09-11
Editor: Oxford Paperbacks
Pages: 161
ISBN: 9780199540167
Language: en
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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 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 more.

The Death of King Arthur

The Death of King Arthur
Author: Simon Armitage
Release: 2011-12-12
Editor: Faber & Faber
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780571282074
Language: en
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The Alliterative Morte Arthure - the title given to a four-thousand line poem written sometime around 1400 - was part of a medieval Arthurian revival which produced such masterpieces as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Sir Thomas Malory's prose Morte D'Arthur. Like Gawain, the Alliterative Morte Arthure is a unique manuscript (held in the library of Lincoln Cathedral) by an anonymous author, and written in alliterating lines which harked back to Anglo-Saxon poetic composition. Unlike Gawain, whose plot hinges around one moment of jaw-dropping magic, The Death of King Arthur deals in the cut-and-thrust of warfare and politics: the ever-topical matter of Britain's relationship with continental Europe, and of its military interests overseas. Simon Armitage is already the master of this alliterative music, as his earlier version of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (2006) so resourcefully and exuberantly showed. His new translation restores a neglected masterpiece of story-telling, by bringing vividly to life its entirely medieval mix of ruthlessness and restraint.

Quest of the Holy Grail

Quest of the Holy Grail
Author: Anonymous
Release: 2018-08-01
Editor: Broadview Press
Pages: 370
ISBN: 9781460406397
Language: en
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The Old French Lancelot-Graal is an important but massive work, providing a place for King Arthur not only in the history of Britain but also in Christian history. This new translation of one section, the Quest of the Holy Grail, will be a flexible addition to courses on medieval literature or romance. The notes and guides are designed to help readers enjoy the text while appreciating its relationship to social and literary history. Appendices include translations of material from two of Chrétien de Troyes’s romances (Perceval and Yvain); translations from other parts of the Lancelot-Grail Cycle (the early history of the Grail and the conception of Galahad); and excerpts from apocryphal works (from French versions written at about the same time as the Quest).

Cleanness

Cleanness
Author: Kevin Gustafson
Release: 2010-04-30
Editor: Broadview Press
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781770480988
Language: en
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This edition provides a new facing-page translation of an important Middle English alliterative poem, generally attributed to the author of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. A complex meditation on courtly and religious ideals, Cleanness has been praised for its densely figurative language, elaborate descriptive set pieces, and moving depictions of cosmic and human drama. More recently, the poem has also attracted attention for contributing to the history of sexuality in its comparatively frank discussion of sexual practices. Kevin Gustafson’s new translation captures the original’s poetic qualities while making the often difficult text accessible to modern readers. The facing-page format allows readers to experience the original alliterative Middle English and to compare the texts. Appendices include relevant verses from the Douay-Rheims Bible and excerpts from contemporary romances, chronicles, and theological writings.

The Complete Works of the Pearl Poet

The Complete Works of the Pearl Poet
Author: Malcolm Andrew,Ronald Waldron,Clifford Peterson
Release: 1993-04-06
Editor: Univ of California Press
Pages: 490
ISBN: 9780520078710
Language: en
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"Finch's translations will add much to the pleasure and value of teaching and learning late medieval English history."—Robert Brentano, author of Two Churches "Casey Finch has found an idiom in which these poems can speak Modern English, and in doing so can convey the most elusive and complex effects of the originals. . . . He has conveyed the vitality of these poems in a verse that is as assured, gracious, blunt, urgent, plangent, rich, and perpetually surprising as that of the unknown poet or poets who made them. These brilliant poems have at last found a craftsman who understands the secrets of their intricate luminosity, a faithful steward of a distinctive verbal treasure of the language. In this translation these poems shine as brightly and clearly as they did when newly made, pearls without peer in English."—Anne Middleton, University of California, Berkeley

The Works of Gwerful Mechain

The Works of Gwerful Mechain
Author: Katie Gramich
Release: 2018-08-30
Editor: Broadview Press
Pages: 120
ISBN: 9781770486935
Language: en
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All of Gwerful Mechain’s known work is included here—as are several poems of uncertain authorship, and a selection of other works that help to fill in the historical and literary context. Each medieval Welsh poem is provided in the original language and in two different translations—a literal translation and a second, freer translation, with rhyme patterns approximating those of the original.

Nine Medieval Romances of Magic

Nine Medieval Romances of Magic
Author: Marijane Osborn
Release: 2010-03-05
Editor: Broadview Press
Pages: 264
ISBN: 1770482024
Language: en
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In this book, Marijane Osborn translates into modern English nine lively medieval verse romances, in a form that both reflects the original and makes the romances inviting to a modern audience. All nine tales contain elements of magic: shapeshifters, powerful fairies, trees that are portals to another world, and enchanted clothing and armor. Many of the tales also feature powerful women characters, while others include representations of “Saracens.” The tales address issues of enduring interest and concern, and also address sexuality, agency, and identity formation in unexpected ways.

Beowulf

Beowulf
Author: John Lesslie Hall
Release: 1908
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 136
ISBN: UVA:X004967978
Language: en
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Cleanness

Cleanness
Author: J. J. Anderson
Release: 1977
Editor: Manchester University Press
Pages: 200
ISBN: 0719006651
Language: en
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Sir Thomas Malory s Morte Darthur

Sir Thomas Malory s Morte Darthur
Author: Sir Thomas Malory
Release: 2009-06-30
Editor: Parlor Press LLC
Pages: 1009
ISBN: 9781602353848
Language: en
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Dorsey Armstrong provides a new, Modern English translation of the MORTE DARTHUR that portrays the holistic and comprehensive unity of the text as a whole, as suggested by the structure of Caxton’s print, but that is based primarily on the Winchester Manuscript, which offers the most complete and accurate version of Malory’s narrative. This translation makes one of the most compelling and important texts in the Arthurian tradition easily accessible to everyone—from high school students to Arthurian scholars. In addition to the complete text, Armstrong includes an introduction that discusses Malory’s sources and the long-running debate surrounding the manuscript and print versions of the narrative. For ease of use, the text is keyed to both William Caxton’s print version and the manuscript version edited by Eugène Vinaver. A detailed index is also included.

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Author: Laura L. Howes
Release: 2020-11
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0393532461
Language: en
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"This Norton Critical Edition of the anonymously written fourteenth-century Arthurian romance Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is derived from a verse translation by Marie Borroff, first translated in 1967. The poem follows Gawain, a knight of King Arthur's court, as his honor is tested by the Green Knight. After succeeding in beheading the Green Knight, who survives the ordeal, Gawain must uphold his end of the bargain and, after a year's time, meet with the Green Knight again so that the knight may return the grim favor and behead Gawain. The "Contexts" in this Critical Edition provide readers with selections of the poem in its original Middle English, as well as other Arthurian stories that may have influenced the anonymous Gawain-poet. "Criticism" includes a selection of essays on themes ranging from the poem's descriptive techniques, to its use of time and gender. A chronology and selected bibliography are also included"--

Pearl

Pearl
Author: William Vantuono
Release: 1995
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 306
ISBN: UOM:39015037302737
Language: en
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The anonymous author of the poem Pearl is rated with Langland and Chaucer as one of the greatest Middle English poets. And, while a number of editions of this poem have been published, including E. V. Gordon's 1953 edition and Marie Borroff's 1977 verse translation, no edition until now has included a verse translation, Middle English text, and commentary in one volume. William Vantuono's edition of Pearl is certain to become a classroom standard because it contains for the first time a Middle English text with a facing-page Modern English verse translation as well as extensive scholarly apparatus. Pearl is the first of four poems in a manuscript dated around 1400 A.D. The other three poems in this manuscript are Cleanness, Patience, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. According to Vantuono's introduction, it is conceivable that Pearl was written for a nobleman, perhaps the poet's patron, who had lost a young daughter. However, many unanswered questions remain about the circumstances surrounding the poet and his writing of Pearl: Was he a layman or a priest? Is Pearl primarily elegy or allegory? Was the pearl-maiden his daughter, and if she was, can that fact be reconciled with the possibility that the poet was a clergyman? This volume contains an extensive commentary covering all matters from minute textual problems to the various debates about the poem's theme and genre. Appendices discuss versification, dialect and language, and sources and analogues; two bibliographies list over 500 items through the early 1990s; and the book concludes with a full glossary. Pearl: An Edition with Verse Translation will appeal to scholars confronted with the tasks of studying and teaching medieval literature to students in college and university classrooms. It is a book designed for specialists and non-specialists, students, and general readers.

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Author: Simon Armitage
Release: 2012-10-25
Editor: Faber & Faber
Pages: 220
ISBN: 9780571303588
Language: en
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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.