About the Author
Joseph Glaser is Professor Emeritus of English, Western Kentucky University. His Canterbury Tales in Modern Verse and Middle English Poetry in Modern Verse are also published by Hackett.
Christine Chism is Associate Professor of English, University of California, Los Angeles.
What People are Saying About This
Accurate, poetic, and masterly, Joseph Glaser's translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight captures and replicates with brio the craftsmanship of the English romancer known as the Gawain-poet. A brilliant Introduction by medievalist and romance expert Christine Chism invites readers' engagement with the text in addition to presenting reliable and up-to-date scholarly information about the work, its anonymous author, and its historical milieu. A finely executed and thought-provoking undergraduate edition of this medieval masterpiece. (Jordi Sánchez-Martí, Department of English Philology, University of Alicante)
A dazzling recreation of the most memorable Middle English poem, and one that captures the original alliterative verse in all its dimensions: sense, sound, and rhythm. (Ad Putter, Professor of Medieval English Literature, University of Bristol)