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In the anthology’s first edition ofSir Gawain was represented by the translation of Theodore Howard Banks. But within a year, her translation entered the academic canon when it was incorporated in the second edition of The Norton Anthology of English Literature.

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You already recently rated this item. With Margery Kempethey split the difference—Lynn Staley is listed as both translator and editor, but the text is more modernized than translated, attempting to remain “as faithful to the original Middle English as possible, without sounding archaic” back cover.


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Borroff “substituted current words for some archaisms sir gawain and the green knight marie borroff in retrospect seemed pointless and corrected a few mistakes” p.

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Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. You already recently rated this item. By contrast, Borroff, who rhe had written a metrical study of the poem before undertaking its translation, strove not only to be as accurate as possible in a nonliteral verse translation but also to convey as fully as possible the flexibility and musical effects of that verse, jolts and all.


It certainly captured the original better than Jessie Weston’s two earlier translations, one in prose and one in rhyming alexandrine couplets, and was more accessible to modern readers than the contemporary translation by S.

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