The Death of King Arthur

The Death of King Arthur

A New Verse Translation

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Baker & Taylor
A new translation of the Middle English classic from the award-winning poet who translated Sir Gawain and the Green Knight follows Arthur into battle and describes the death of his knights and his own poignant last moments.

Norton Pub
First appearing around 1400, The Alliterative Morte Arthure, or, The Death of King Arthur, is one of the most widely beloved and spectacularly alliterative poems ever penned in Middle English. Now, from the internationally acclaimed translator of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, comes this magisterial new presentation of the Arthurian tale, rendered in unflinching and gory detail. Following Arthur's bloody conquests across the cities and fields of Europe, all the way to his spectacular and even bloodier fall, this masterpiece features some of the most spellbinding and poignant passages in English poetry. Never before have the deaths of Arthur's loyal knights, his own final hours, and the subsequent burial been so poignantly evoked.Echoing the lyrical passion that so distinguished Seamus Heaney's Beowulf, Simon Armitage has produced a virtuosic new translation that promises to become both the literary event of the year and the definitive edition for generations to come.
King Arthur comes to vivid life in this gripping poetic translation by the renowned poet and translator.

Baker
& Taylor

A new translation of the Middle English classic follows Arthur into battle and describes the death of his knights and his own poignant last moments.

Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Co., c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393073973
0393073971
Branch Call Number: 821.1 D3492 2012
Characteristics: 301 p. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Armitage, Simon 1963-

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