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Title: The Seventh Knight and the Green Cat: A Variation on the Gawain Poet

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Title: The Seventh Knight and the Green Cat: A Variation on the Gawain Poet Title Record # 2049467
Author: Alan Brownjohn
Date: 1975-00-00
Type: POEM
Language: English
Note: First published in New Poems 1975: A P.E.N. Anthology of Contemporary Poetry [ed. by Patricia Beer; Hutchinson & Co., 1975]. A Bibliography of Modern Arthuriana (1500-2000) [Ann F. Howey and Stephen Ray Reimer; D. S. Brewer, 2006] summarizes the poem thus: "A humorous narrative poem, spinning off from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. A woman with seven daughters uses a green-ish[sic] looking cat to trick six knights into marrying her daughters; her last attempt fails when the seventh knight sees through the deception, declares the cat to be a witch's familiar, and strikes off its head. The cat calmly puts its head back on and declares that the knight must spend a year wandering in search of the Temple of the Cat Goddess. In the end, of course, after his wanderings in the wilderness and a couple of bedroom temptations, he finally agrees to marry the seventh daughter."
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The Book of Cats 1977-00-00 ed. Martin Booth, George MacBeth William Morrow 0-688-03159-5   288
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The Book of Cats 1979-00-00 ed. Martin Booth, George MacBeth Penguin Books 0-14-004486-8
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