Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Unknown

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Read Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Online Free - Written by an anonymous 14th-century poet, this epic poem is recognized as an equal of Chaucer's masterworks and of the great Old English poems, including "Beowulf." This edition includes a Preface by Raffel and a new Introduction. Revised reissue.



Title : Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
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ISBN : 0451528182
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages : 144 pages


Reviews


Jason rated it ★★★☆☆

May 18, 2014

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 ch...


Vivian rated it ★★★★★

January 02, 2016

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 all...


Terry rated it ★★★★☆

May 22, 2012

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 untri...


Aubrey rated it ★★★☆☆

December 30, 2015

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...


Eddie rated it ★★★★☆

June 22, 2010

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 si...


Sinem rated it ★★★★☆

June 29, 2017

yazarı bilinmeyen 14. yydan kalma eser erdemli olmakla ilgili kısa bir kahramanın yolculuğu hikayesi. dili,kurgusu ve çevirisi gerçekten başarılı.


Mark rated it ★★★☆☆

June 07, 2009

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 co...


Nikki rated it ★★★★★

September 21, 2012

"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...


Arthur rated it ★★★☆☆

December 15, 2014

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!


Thomas rated it ★★★★☆

September 12, 2013

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 more intellectually stimulating. Not to mention that the ending throws in a wedge...





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