Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a fourteenth–century work by an unknown author, still popular among medievalists today. It relates the tale of Sir Gawain's encounter with a mysterious, green knight who challenges Gawain to strike him, and then picks up his severed head with the understanding that he will return the blow in one year.

This translation is by W. A. Neilson and is reprinted here with permission from In Parentheses Publications at York University.

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