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9780571315109 | Gardners Books, April 7, 2016, cover price $16.75

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Product Description: Winner of the 2017 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation From the acclaimed translator of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, a spellbinding new translation of this classic allegory of grief and consolation.Simon Armitage, the acclaimed poet who brought Sir Gawain and the Green Knight to vivid life in "an energetic, free-flowing, high-spirited translation" (New York Times Book Review), turns his attention to another beloved medieval English masterpiece, the soulful Pearl...read more
By Simon Armitage (trans)

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9780871407184 | Liveright Pub Corp, April 11, 2016, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Winner of the 2017 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation From the acclaimed translator of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, a spellbinding new translation of this classic allegory of grief and consolation.

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Award-winning poet Simon Armitage dramatizes the story of Troy, animating this classic epic for a new generation of readers. Following his highly acclaimed dramatization of the Odyssey, Simon Armitage here takes on the fate of Troy, bringing Homer’s Iliad to life with refreshing imaginative vision. In the final days of the Trojan War, the Trojans and the Greeks are caught in a bitter stalemate. Exhausted and desperate after ten years of warfare, gods and men battle among themselves for the glory of recognition and a hand in victory. Cleverly intertwining the Iliad and the Aeneid, Armitage poetically narrates the tale of Troy to its dire end, evoking a world plagued by deceit, conflict, and a deadly predilection for pride and envy. As with the Odyssey, Armitage reveals the echoes of ancient myth in our contemporary war-torn landscape, and reinvigorates the classic epics with adventure, passion, and, surprisingly, Shakespearean wit. Praise for The Odyssey: A Dramatic Retelling of Homer’s Epic: “So superb. . . . Armitage ’s love of the Greek epic is evident in almost every line.”―New York Times

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9780871408907 | Liveright Pub Corp, February 16, 2015, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Award-winning poet Simon Armitage dramatizes the story of Troy, animating this classic epic for a new generation of readers.

CD/Spoken Word:

9781501200939 | Mp3 una edition (Audible Studios on Brilliance audio, September 1, 2015), cover price $14.99

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Product Description: When Simon Armitage burst on to the poetry scene in 1989 with his spectacular debut Zoom!, readers were introduced to an exceptional new talent who would reshape the landscape of contemporary poetry in the years to come. Now, twenty-five years on, Simon Armitage's reputation as one of the nation's most original, most respected and best-loved poets seems secure...read more

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9780571310678 | Gardners Books, September 18, 2014, cover price $24.50 | About this edition: When Simon Armitage burst on to the poetry scene in 1989 with his spectacular debut Zoom!

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Product Description: Nineteen days, 256 miles, and one renowned poet walking the backbone of England. The wandering poet has always been a feature of our cultural imagination. Odysseus journeys home, his famous flair for storytelling seducing friend and foe...read more

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9780871404169 | 1 edition (Liveright Pub Corp, March 25, 2013), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Nineteen days, 256 miles, and one renowned poet walking the backbone of England.

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9780871407436 | Reprint edition (Liveright Pub Corp, March 24, 2014), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Nineteen days, 256 miles, and one renowned poet walking the backbone of England.

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Product Description: “A new standard in the enterprise of bringing the past back into poetry.”―Tom Shippey, Wall Street Journal First appearing around 1400, The Death of King Arthur is one of the most widely beloved and spectacularly alliterative poems penned in Middle English...read more
By Simon Armitage (trans)

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9780393073973 | W W Norton & Co Inc, December 19, 2011, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: King Arthur comes to vivid life in this gripping poetic translation by the renowned poet and translator.

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9780393343533 | W W Norton & Co Inc, December 3, 2012, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: “A new standard in the enterprise of bringing the past back into poetry.

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Product Description: In summer 2010 Simon Armitage decided to walk the Pennine Way. The challenging 256-mile route is usually approached from south to north, from Edale in the Peak District to Kirk Yetholm, the other side of the Scottish border. He resolved to tackle it the other way round: through beautiful and bleak terrain, across lonely fells and into the howling wind, he would be walking home, towards theYorkshire village where he was born...read more

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9780571249886 | Gardners Books, July 5, 2012, cover price $28.75 | About this edition: In summer 2010 Simon Armitage decided to walk the Pennine Way.

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Product Description: Now in paperback, the powerful selected work of Simon Armitage, the most distinctive poetic voice of contemporary Britain.Simon Armitage is arguably the leading British poet of the past twenty years. His knowledge of the English just as they are ("a gentleman farmer / living on reduced means, a cricketer's widow, / sowing a kitchen garden with sweet peas"), his colloquial Yorkshire wit and eye for situational ironies, his ability to steal up on us with the surreal while capturing the ordinary speech of everyday life: these qualities place him at the forefront of British poetry today...read more

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9780151011186 | Houghton Mifflin, April 4, 2005, cover price $23.00 | About this edition: Collects poems written by a British poet during the past three decades that consider such topics as yard work, politics, the fidelity of dogs, and the negotiations of lovers, and includes numerous recent poems.

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9780375712067 | Reprint edition (Alfred a Knopf Inc, June 5, 2012), cover price $18.00 | About this edition: Now in paperback, the powerful selected work of Simon Armitage, the most distinctive poetic voice of contemporary Britain.

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9780571288137 | Signed edition (Gardners Books, January 5, 2012), cover price $20.05

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Product Description: A thrilling new collection from the hugely acclaimed British poet Simon Armitage. With its vivid array of dramatic monologues, allegories, and tall tales, this absurdist, unreal exploration of modern society brings us a chorus of unique and unforgettable voices...read more

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9780307594839 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, August 2, 2011, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: A thrilling new collection from the hugely acclaimed British poet Simon Armitage.

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Product Description: "Compulsively readable. ... Simon Armitage has given us an energetic, free-flowing, high-spirited version."―Edward Hirsch, New York Times Book Review One of the earliest great stories of English literature after ?Beowulf?, ?Sir Gawain? is the strange tale of a green knight on a green horse, who rudely interrupts King Arthur's Round Table festivities one Yuletide, challenging the knights to a wager...read more

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9780393060485 | W W Norton & Co Inc, October 30, 2007, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: 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.

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9780393334159 | Reprint edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, November 2, 2008), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: "Compulsively readable.

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Product Description: From one of the most important British poets at work today comes a brilliant new collection that meditates on human battles past and present, on youth and age, on monsters and underdogs, on the life of nations and the individual heart...read more

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9780307268419 | 1 edition (Alfred a Knopf Inc, September 2, 2008), cover price $25.00 | About this edition: From one of the most important British poets at work today comes a brilliant new collection that meditates on human battles past and present, on youth and age, on monsters and underdogs, on the life of nations and the individual heart.

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9780887847615 | House of Anansi Pr, March 30, 2007, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: From one of the most important British poets at work today comes a brilliant new collection that meditates on human battles past and present, on youth and age, on monsters and underdogs, on the life of nations and the individual heart.

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Product Description: "Armitage has given an ageless story new vigor, and has done it with style, wit and elegance."―Literary Review In this new verse adaptation, originally commissioned for BBC radio, Simon Armitage has recast Homer's epic as a series of bristling dramatic dialogues: between gods and men; between no-nonsense Captain Odysseus and his unruly, lotus-eating, homesick companions; and between subtle Odysseus (wiliest hero of antiquity) and a range of shape-shifting adversaries―Calypso, Circe, the Sirens, the Cyclops―as he and his men are "pinballed between islands" of adversity...read more

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9780393330816, titled "The Odyssey: A Dramatic Retelling of Homer's Epic" | Reprint edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, April 1, 2008), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: "Armitage has given an ageless story new vigor, and has done it with style, wit and elegance.

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Product Description: "Compulsively readable. ... Simon Armitage has given us an energetic, free-flowing, high-spirited version."―Edward Hirsch, New York Times Book Review One of the earliest great stories of English literature after ?Beowulf?, ?Sir Gawain? is the strange tale of a green knight on a green horse, who rudely interrupts King Arthur's Round Table festivities one Yuletide, challenging the knights to a wager...read more
By Simon Armitage (trans)

Miscellaneous:

9781605146065 | Unabridged edition (Findaway World Llc, February 15, 2008), cover price $59.99 | About this edition: "Compulsively readable.

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Product Description: This book brings together three verse form pieces each of which was created to be part of a broader form. 'Out of the Blue' itself is a powerful, award-winning, poem-film created five years after the attacks which destroyed the twin towers in NewYork...read more

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9781904634584 | Enitharmon Pr, February 1, 2008, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: This book brings together three verse form pieces each of which was created to be part of a broader form.

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Product Description: Book by Green, Lynne, Murray, Peter, Armitage, Simon

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9781871480627 | Gardners Books, January 1, 2008, cover price $58.20 | About this edition: Book by Green, Lynne, Murray, Peter, Armitage, Simon

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Product Description: Preserved on a single surviving manuscript dating from around 1400, composed by an anonymous master, "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" was rediscovered only 200 years ago, and published for the first time in 1839. One of the earliest great stories of English literature, after "Beowulf", the poem narrates the strange tale of a green knight on a green horse, who rudely interrupts the Round Table festivities one Yuletide, casting a pall of unease over the company and challenging one of their number to a wager...read more

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9780571223275 | Gardners Books, January 4, 2007, cover price $22.90 | About this edition: Narrates the strange tale of a green knight who rudely interrupts the Round Table festivities one Yuletide, challenging one of their number to a wager.

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9780571223299 | Gardners Books, March 6, 2008, cover price $14.10 | About this edition: Preserved on a single surviving manuscript dating from around 1400, composed by an anonymous master, "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" was rediscovered only 200 years ago, and published for the first time in 1839.

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Originally commissioned for BBC Radio, this is an adaptation of Homer's epic. This title presents 'Odyssey' as a series of dramatic dialogues: between gods and men; between no-nonsense Captain Odysseus and his unruly, lotus-eating, homesick companions; between subtle Odysseus and a range of shape-shifting adversaries.

Hardcover:

9780571229352 | Gardners Books, May 4, 2006, cover price $26.05 | About this edition: Originally commissioned for BBC Radio, this is an adaptation of Homer's epic.

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Product Description: Radio Castle, the voice of Jerusalem. Your local news broadcast from the bed of housebound ex-fireman, John Edward. His son refuses to join the family business, and his wife is in love with the town's ex-policeman, but transmission never falters...read more

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9780571216666 | Gardners Books, November 17, 2005, cover price $16.20 | About this edition: Radio Castle, the voice of Jerusalem.

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So Abbie adopted at birth decides that if she can't have a child then she must at least discover whose child she is. Soon, she and Felix are caught up in a make-or-break search for family, identity and meaning. And little do they know quite where the journey will take them

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9780141010441 | New edition (Gardners Books, June 30, 2005), cover price $18.05 | About this edition: So Abbie adopted at birth decides that if she can't have a child then she must at least discover whose child she is.

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Product Description: Barbara Hepworth was one of the most significant sculptors of the twentieth century and one of the most successful women artists of her time.Published to commemorate the centenary of her birth, this beautifully illustrated book accompanies exhibitions at Tate St...read more
By Simon Armitage (editor), Sophie Bowness (editor), David Lewis (editor), Peter Murray (editor) and Chris Stephens (editor)

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9781854374790 | Tate Gallery Pubn, September 1, 2003, cover price $32.50 | About this edition: Barbara Hepworth was one of the most significant sculptors of the twentieth century and one of the most successful women artists of her time.

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Product Description: Landmarks celebrates the work of Fay Godwin, one of the UK’s most respected and influential photographers. Drawing on the whole body of her photographic practice, it includes literary portraits, humorous snapshots, and rural and urban landscapes, as well as the intimate series of color images, Glassworks, that marks the most recent evolution of her vision...read more

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9781899235735 | Dewi Lewis Pub, April 1, 2002, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Landmarks celebrates the work of Fay Godwin, one of the UK’s most respected and influential photographers.

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In the first of these two plays, a group of English teenagers investigates the mysterious disappearance of a girl during an eclipse and, in the second, conflicts develop among friends as they face their sexuality. (view table of contents)

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9780748742905 | Nelson Thornes, February 1, 2001, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: In the first of these two plays, a group of English teenagers investigates the mysterious disappearance of a girl during an eclipse and, in the second, conflicts develop among friends as they face their sexuality.

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