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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: A New Verse Translation

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Following in the tradition of Seamus Heaney's reworking of "Beowulf," Armitage, one of England's leading poets, has produced a virtuoso new ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000
Michael S

A pacy story

by Michael S on Jul 14, 2011

Armitage's version of the Gawain poem is splendidly vernacular, mixing speech registers for racy episodes and always maintaining surprise, best element of all poetry. I'd recommend this version to anyone who has not read the tale ? and to those who have: it will make them go back to the original refreshed.

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