The Death of King Arthur

Simon Armitage
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Simon Armitage's sparkling translation of the legendary tale of King Arthur.

The Alliterative Morte Arthure - the title given to a four-thousand line poem written sometime around 1400 - was part of a medieval Arthurian revival which produced such masterpieces as Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Sir Thomas Malory's prose Morte D'Arthur. The Death of King Arthur deals in the cut-and-thrust of warfare and politics: the ever-topical matter of Britain's relationship with continental Europe, and of its military interests overseas.

Simon Armitage is already the master of this alliterative music, as his earlier version of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (2006) so resourcefully and exuberantly showed. His new translation restores a neglected masterpiece of storytelling, by bringing vividly to life its entirely medieval mix of ruthlessness and restraint.

Author bio:

Simon Armitage was born in West Yorkshire and is Professor of Poetry at the University of Sheffield. A recipient of numerous prizes and awards, he has published ten collections of poetry, including Selected Poems (2001), Seeing Stars (2010) and his acclaimed translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (2007). A broadcaster and presenter, he also writes extensively for television and radio, is the author of two novels, the bestselling memoir All Points North (1998) and Walking Home (2012), his poetic journey along the Pennine Way. In 2010 he received the CBE for services to poetry.

Category: Literature & literary studies
ISBN: 9780571298419
Edition No: 2
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Poetry
Pub Date: October 2019
Page Extent: 192
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Literature & literary studies

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