Rediscovered only 200 years ago, and published for the first time in 1839, "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" is one of the earliest great stories of English literature. It narrates in crystalline verse the strange tale of a green knight on a green horse, who challenges the virtuous Gawain to a wager, resulting in a fantastical quest. Simon Armitage's new version is meticulously responsible to the tact and sophistication of the original, but is utterly deserving of being 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.
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Simon Armitage was born in West Yorkshire in 1963. In 1992 he was winner of one of the first Forward Prizes, and a year later was the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year. He works as a freelance writer, broadcaster and playwright, and has written extensively for radio and television.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Simon Armitage
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Faber & Faber
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