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25 Jul Marie Borroff’s acclaimed modern version of the famous Gawain poems. These are personally read by Marie Borroff herself. The Sir Gawain. Marie Edith Borroff (born September 10, ) is an American poet, translator, and the Sterling Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: a new verse translation. JEGPdid not review Marie Borroff’s translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knightwhen it first came out in In fact, almost nobody did. A rare notice came in.

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The only question is why it took more than forty years to enshrine this already canonical translation in a Norton Critical Edition. The E-mail message field is required. Despite the retention of a few obscure Middle English gresn, there is some risk in these adaptations borriff losing the flavor of the northern dialect or some of the strangeness that can make the experience of the poem special for a The name field is required.

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But it also regularized the meter, with no more than two unstressed syllables between stressed ones, and for some reason eliminated the alliteration in the wheels, downplaying the poet’s blend of native alliterative and French rhyming verse traditions.

Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private. Privacy Policy Terms and Conditions. Don’t have an account? Presumably, Norton decided to make an exception because Sir Gawain ‘s Middle English is arguably the hardest there is among all the major fourteenth-century works and, for undergraduates, geeen be nearly as impenetrable mraie the Old English of Beowulf.

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