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The Death of King Arthur

(2011)
A collection of poems by

 
 
"A new standard in the enterprise of bringing the past back into poetry." - Tom Shippey, Wall Street Journal

First appearing around 1400, The Death of King Arthur is one of the most widely beloved and spectacularly alliterative poems penned in Middle English. While it is more than six centuries old, this magisterial new translation has finally given American readers the ability to experience the splendor and poignancy of the original.

 Echoing the lyrical passion that so distinguished Seamus Heaney's Beowulf, Simon Armitage has produced a virtuosic translation of a timeless masterpiece, one that follows Arthur's bloody conquests across Europe, all the way to his spectacular and even bloodier downfall. This unparalleled presentation of the greatest Arthurian tale promises to become the definitive edition for generations to come.

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Hardback Editions

December 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Death of King Arthur: A New Verse Translation
Author(s): Simon Armitage
ISBN: 0-393-07397-1 / 978-0-393-07397-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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January 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Death of King Arthur
Author(s): Simon Armitage
ISBN: 0-571-24947-7 / 978-0-571-24947-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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January 2012 : UK Hardback

Title: The Death of King Arthur
Author(s): Simon Armitage
ISBN: 0-571-28813-8 / 978-0-571-28813-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Paperback Editions

October 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Death of King Arthur
Author(s): Simon Armitage
ISBN: 0-571-29841-9 / 978-0-571-29841-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   


November 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Death of King Arthur: A New Verse Translation
Author(s): Simon Armitage
ISBN: 0-393-34353-7 / 978-0-393-34353-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


November 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Death of King Arthur
Author(s): Simon Armitage
ISBN: 0-571-24948-5 / 978-0-571-24948-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

April 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Death of King Arthur: A New Verse Translation
Author(s): Simon Armitage
ISBN: 1-60998-738-1 / 978-1-60998-738-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: AudioGO
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January 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Death of King Arthur: A New Verse Translation
Author(s): Simon Armitage
ISBN: 0-7927-8466-9 / 978-0-7927-8466-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audiogo
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

December 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Death of King Arthur
Author(s): Simon Armitage
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK