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The Death of King Arthur: A New Verse Translation
By Simon Armitage (trans)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication date December 19, 2011
Pages 301
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780393073973
ISBN-10 0393073971
Dimensions 1 by 6.50 by 9.75 in.
Weight 1.26 lbs.
Original list price $26.95
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King Arthur comes to vivid life in this gripping poetic translation by the renowned poet and translator.

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.

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from W W Norton & Co Inc (December 19, 2011)
9780393073973 | details & prices | 301 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.26 lbs | List price $26.95
About: King Arthur comes to vivid life in this gripping poetic translation by the renowned poet and translator.
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9780393343533 | details & prices | 301 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.54 lbs | List price $15.95
About: “A new standard in the enterprise of bringing the past back into poetry.

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