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Included in this edition of the classic poem, translated from Middle English by Joseph Glaser, are a translator's preface, sample lines from the original Middle English, and suggestions for further reading. Also included is a comprehensive Introduction by Christine Chism that addresses questions of authorship, the plot and structure of the poem, and England in the fourteenth-century.
The classical medieval poem relating Sir Gawain's romances, his conflict with the Green Knight, and return to the Round Table
This fast-moving Modern English version of Chaucer's greatest tragic romance highlights the poem's rapid shifts in register and diction as well as its subtle and elusive characterizations, while preserving the enchanting rhyme-royal stanza of the Middle English original. Christine Chism's Introduction illuminates the work's historical context, poetic devices, first audiences, sources, and non-traditional re-conception of a traditional female protagonist "whose faults," as Criseyde says, "are rolled on every tongue."
A poetic translation of the classic Arthurian story is an edition in alliterative language and rhyme of the epic confrontation between a young Round Table hero and a green-clad stranger who compels him to meet his destiny at the Green Chapel. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
A fresh examination of the four poems of the Cotton manuscript, arguing that they share a profound theological vision.
This daring new translation of 21 of the tales, most of them rendered in iambic tetrameter, conveys the content, tone, and narrative style of the original in a line as expressive as it is economical. An Introduction treats Chaucer's works, influences, life, learning, and the world of 14th-century London. Includes a glossary.

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