Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, by Borroff,Marie
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- ISBN: 9780393930252 | 0393930254
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 11/24/2009
The text is accompanied by a detailed introduction, an essay on the metrical form, the translator's note, marginal glosses, and explanatory annotations to assist readers in the study of this canonical Arthurian romance. 'Contexts' presents two French tales of Sir Gawain and a passage from the Alliterative Morte Arthure , also translated by Marie Borroff, as well as three selections from the original Middle English poem. 'Criticism' collects twelve interpretive essays on the poem's central themes. Contributors include Alain Renoir, Marie Borroff, J. A. Burrow, A. Kent Hieatt, A. C. Spearing, W. A. Davenport, Piero Boitani, Ralph Hanna III, Lynn Staley Johnson, Jonathan Nicholls, Geraldine Heng, and Leo Carruthers. A Chronology of important historical and literary dates and a Selected Bibliography are also included.