The Resource The death of King Arthur : a new verse translation, Simon Armitage

The death of King Arthur : a new verse translation, Simon Armitage

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The death of King Arthur : a new verse translation
Title
The death of King Arthur
Title remainder
a new verse translation
Statement of responsibility
Simon Armitage
Title variation
New verse translation
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Language
  • eng
  • enm
  • enm
  • eng
Review
/* Starred Review */ Award-winning British poet Armitage follows his celebrated 2007 translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight with this muscular, clanging rendering of the Middle English Alliterative Morte Arthure . The original poem appears on facing pages and presents readers with a miscellany of linguistic loose ends, some lines requiring very little translation and others remaining lost in the Middle English word horde. Armitage's translation preserves the robust alliteration of the original and utilizes the repeated blows of letter sounds to evoke the din of battle as well as to propel the poem to its ferocious and tragic end. Here, Arthur is an ambivalent figure, sure of God's grace yet troubled by dreams that bind the fate of all Britons to his conflict with Sir Lucius, the Roman emperor whose ambition and arrogance mirror Arthur's. VERDICT Armitage's version of the Alliterative Morte Arthure strengthens Norton's catalog of new translations of Anglo-Saxon and Middle English texts. It is also a remarkable instance of Armitage's own unique poetic strengths, especially his ear for lyrical economy and gift for sensual, tactile description.— J. Greg Matthews, Washington State Univ. Libs., Pullman --J. Greg Matthews (Reviewed February 1, 2012) (Library Journal, vol 136, issue 22, p72)
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10147926
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Morte Arthure
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1963-
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Armitage, Simon
Dewey number
821/.1
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR2065.M3
Literary form
non fiction
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1963-
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Armitage, Simon
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True
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  • Kings and rulers
  • Arthurian romances
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a new verse translation
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The death of King Arthur : a new verse translation, Simon Armitage
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Copyright
Note
"The text of the "Alliterative Morte Arthure" printed alongside Simon Armitage's translation is taken from the book King Arthur's Death edited by Larry D. Benson, published by the University of Exeter Press (new edition 1986 ...")--Title page verso
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
301 pages
Isbn
9780393073973
Lccn
2011038278
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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Label
The death of King Arthur : a new verse translation, Simon Armitage
Publication
Copyright
Note
"The text of the "Alliterative Morte Arthure" printed alongside Simon Armitage's translation is taken from the book King Arthur's Death edited by Larry D. Benson, published by the University of Exeter Press (new edition 1986 ...")--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
301 pages
Isbn
9780393073973
Lccn
2011038278
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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