Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
The text is accompanied by a detailed introduction, an essay on the metrical form, the translator s note, marginal glosses, and explanatory ... Show synopsis The text is accompanied by a detailed introduction, an essay on the metrical form, the translator s note, marginal glosses, and explanatory annotations to assist readers in the study of this canonical Arthurian romance. Contexts presents two French tales of Sir Gawain and a passage from the Alliterative Morte Arthure, also translated by Marie Borroff, as well as three selections from the original Middle English poem. Criticism collects ten interpretive essays on the poem s central themes. Contributors include Alain Renoir, Marie Borroff, J. A. Burrow, A. Kent Hieatt, W. A. Davenport, Ralph Hanna III, Lynn Staley Johnson, Jonathan Nicholls, Geraldine Heng, and Leo Carruthers. A Chronology of important historical and literary dates and a Selected Bibliography are also included."