Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Unknown William Vantuono / May 26, 2020
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight This comprehensive critical edition of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is the fruit of William Vantuono s research on the fourteenth century romance In combining fantasy and realism Sir Gawain and t
  • Title: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
  • Author: Unknown William Vantuono
  • ISBN: 9780824060985
  • Page: 255
  • Format: Paperback
  • This comprehensive, critical edition of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is the fruit of William Vantuono s research on the fourteenth century romance In combining fantasy and realism, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight praises court life with an undercurrent of satire against a declining chivalric ideal The poem calls up from the mythic past the shadows of archetypal figureThis comprehensive, critical edition of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is the fruit of William Vantuono s research on the fourteenth century romance In combining fantasy and realism, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight praises court life with an undercurrent of satire against a declining chivalric ideal The poem calls up from the mythic past the shadows of archetypal figures, yet inspires modern psychoanalytic interpretations, and entertains while teaching a moral religious lesson The heart of this edition is the Middle English text, with a Modern English verse translation on facing pages and extensive notes at the bottom of the pages A discussion of the manuscript, the anonymous poet and his other poems, the structure of the poem and its audience, themes, characterization, and purpose serves as a valuable introduction to the classic Garland Reference Library of the Humanities, Vol 1265
    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 Summary Read a Plot Overview of the entire book or a chapter by chapter Summary and Analysis. Gawain legendary knight Britannica In Middle English poetry, however, Gawain was generally regarded as a brave and loyal knight Perhaps his most important single adventure was that described in a fine, anonymous th century poem, Sir Gawayne and the Grene Knight, which tells the much older story of a beheading challenge In early Welsh literature, including the Mabinogion and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight s Beheading Game Ancient Mar , Sir Gawain and the Green Knight in Middle English as Sir Gawayn and e Grene Kny t is one of the most famous Arthurian legends.As the name of the poem suggests, the story is about Sir Gawain, one of King Arthur s knights, and a mysterious Green Knight In between the two characters are such elements as knightly deeds, seduction and temptation, and wild landscape, some of the features Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Web Site Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a unique poem which not only tells the tale of a knight or knyyt as it is written in the Middle English manuscript who goes on a quest, but also provides a subtle criticism of Arthurian legend by way of telling us how Sir Gawain is a pearl amid white peas when he is evaluated by the Green Knight late in the tale line . Sir Gawain Simple English , the free encyclopedia 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 He is one of the most important Knights of the Round Table.His parents are Arthur s sister Anna and King Lot.He is the main character of Sir Gawain and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight CliffsNotes Sir Gawain and the Green Knight follows a classic quest formula, with a knight receiving a challenge, going out on a journey to meet that challenge, and returning home to report on his quest. At Christmas, a knight who is completely green rides into King Arthur s hall The Green Knight proposes a game Any knight brave enough to strike off the Green Knight s head may keep the Green Knight s SparkNotes Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Plot Overview SparkNotes Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Character List Sir Gawain The story s protagonist, Arthur s nephew and one of his most loyal knights Although he modestly disclaims it, Gawain has the reputation of being a great knight and courtly lover He prides himself on his observance of the five points of chivalry in every aspect of his life Gawain is a pinnacle of humility, piety, integrity Gawain Gawain Joel Edgerton
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    1. 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


    2. 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 [...]


    3. 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 [...]


    4. 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 [...]


    5. 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 [...]


    6. 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 [...]


    7. 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 [...]


    8. 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 [...]


    9. 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 [...]


    10. 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.


    11. 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


    12. 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 [...]


    13. 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 [...]


    14. 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 [...]


    15. 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.


    16. 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 [...]


    17. 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.


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


    19. 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 [...]


    20. 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.


    21. 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 [...]


    22. 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.


    23. 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 [...]


    24. 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.


    25. 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.


    26. 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 [...]



    27. 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 [...]




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