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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

(2007)
A collection of poems by

 
"Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" narrates in crystalline verse the strange tale of a green knight who rudely interrupts the Round Table festivities one Yuletide, casting a pall of unease over the company and challenging one of their number to a wager. The virtuous Gawain accepts, and decapitates the intruder with his own axe. Gushing blood, the knight reclaims his head, orders Gawain to seek him out a year hence, and departs. Next Yuletide Gawain dutifully sets forth. His quest for the Green Knight involves a winter journey, a seduction scene in a dream-like castle, a dire challenge answered, and a drama of enigmatic reward disguised as psychic undoing. Simon Armitage's new version is meticulously responsible to the tact and sophistication of the original - but responsible equally to its own persuasive claims to be read as an original new poem. It is as if, six hundred years apart, two northern poets set out on a journey through the same mesmeric landscapes - acoustic, physical and metaphorical - in the course of which the Gawain poet has finally found his true and long-awaited translator.

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Hardback Editions

2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Author(s): Simon Armitage
ISBN: 0-571-32638-2 / 978-0-571-32638-9 (UK edition)
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November 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Illustrations by Diana Sudyka.
Author(s): Simon Armitage
ISBN: 0-606-14783-7 / 978-0-606-14783-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Folio Society
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October 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (A New Verse Translation)
Author(s): Simon Armitage
ISBN: 0-393-06048-9 / 978-0-393-06048-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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January 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Author(s): Simon Armitage
ISBN: 0-571-22327-3 / 978-0-571-22327-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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Paperback Editions

March 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Author(s): Simon Armitage
ISBN: 0-571-22328-1 / 978-0-571-22328-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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November 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (A New Verse Translation)
Author(s): Simon Armitage
ISBN: 0-393-33415-5 / 978-0-393-33415-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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March 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Author(s): Simon Armitage
ISBN: 0-571-22329-X / 978-0-571-22329-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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Audio Editions

October 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Author(s): Simon Armitage
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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October 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Author(s): Simon Armitage
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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March 2008 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Author(s): Simon Armitage
ISBN: 0-571-24064-X / 978-0-571-24064-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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December 2007 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Author(s): Simon Armitage
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

November 2008 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (A New Verse Translation)
Author(s): Simon Armitage
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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September 2008 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: Fixed Format Layout (Faber Voices Book 1)
Author(s): Simon Armitage
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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