A mysterious knight all in green arrives at King Arthur’s court and issues a bizarre challenge. Gawain answers the knight—but at what cost? This new translation brings all the poetic power of the original’s extraordinary alliteration. In doing so it brings the saga vividly to life, and in a manner that demands to be read. One of the greatest stories of English literature from any period, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a magical medieval combination of the epic and the uncanny.
About the Author
Benedict Flynn is best known for his verse translation of Dante’s The Divine Comedy but in addition he has produced modern verse versions of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and Beowulf. He has also re-told the myths of The Tale of Troy, The Adventures of Odysseus, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and Robin Hood.