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A Companion to the Gawain-Poet

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Published in 1997 by D. S. Brewer, Cambridge.

An anthology of introductory essays on the poems of the anonymous 14th century 'Gawain' or 'Pearl' poet. The volume also discusses the possible authorship of the poems. Includes a comprehensive bibliography and index.

The essays collected here on the Gawain-Poet offer stimulating introductions to Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, Cleanness and Patience, providing both information and original analysis. Topics include theories of authorship; the historical and social background to the poems, with individual sections on particularly important features within them; gender roles in the poems; the manuscript itself; the metre, vocabulary and dialect of the poems; and their sources. A section devoted to Sir Gawain investigates the ideas of courtesy and chivalry found within it, and explores some of its later adaptations from the fifteenth to the twentieth centuries.

In very good condition, very slight shelf-wear to edges of cover. Otherwise as new.

Item details

Author(s):
Derek Brewer and Jonathan Gibson (eds.)
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
23.5cm x 15.5cm. 892g
Edition:
1997
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0859915298
ISBN-13:
9780859915298
Number of pages:
442
Publisher:
D. S. Brewer, Cambridge
Title:
A Companion to the Gawain-Poet

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Published in 1997 by D. S. Brewer, Cambridge.

An anthology of introductory essays on the poems of the anonymous 14th century 'Gawain' or 'Pearl' poet. The volume also discusses the possible authorship of the poems. Includes a comprehensive bibliography and index.

The essays collected here on the Gawain-Poet offer stimulating introductions to Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, Cleanness and Patience, providing both information and original analysis. Topics include theories of authorship; the historical and social background to the poems, with individual sections on particularly important features within them; gender roles in the poems; the manuscript itself; the metre, vocabulary and dialect of the poems; and their sources. A section devoted to Sir Gawain investigates the ideas of courtesy and chivalry found within it, and explores some of its later adaptations from the fifteenth to the twentieth centuries.

In very good condition, very slight shelf-wear to edges of cover. Otherwise as new.

Author(s):
Derek Brewer and Jonathan Gibson (eds.)
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
23.5cm x 15.5cm. 892g
Edition:
1997
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0859915298
ISBN-13:
9780859915298
Number of pages:
442
Publisher:
D. S. Brewer, Cambridge
Title:
A Companion to the Gawain-Poet

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