Ex Libris Kirkland

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Subtitle A New Verse Translation
Translator Simon Armitage
First Written 1370
Genre Poetry
My Copy library copy
First Read December 24, 2017

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

This is an amazingly fresh translation of a very old poem, brought to my attention by Robin Sloan's email newsletters. The language is highly alliterative, and thus very fun to read out loud - I read big passages of it to my kids, who were fairly into it!

Then, on Boxing Day, Robin Sloan did a live webcast of him reading the poem straight through - and my family listened to almost the whole thing. We drew pictures and built legos and did other things with our hands, and I gave small glosses of the action when the kids couldn't keep up. It was great.

Noted on January 13, 2018

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