W.W. Norton • 2021 • Bookshelf
Marie Borroff’s acclaimed verse translation, marginal glosses, and explanatory footnotes.
Laura L. Howes’s full introduction along with Borroff’s seminal essay, “The Metrical Forms,” as well as her “Translator’s Note.”
For comparative study and classroom discussion, two French tales of Sir Gawain, four selections from the original Middle English poem, and a passage from the Alliterative Morte Arthure.
Nine critical essays on the poem’s central themes, four of them new to the Second Edition.
A chronology and a selected bibliography.