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A companion to the Gawain-poet

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Paperback book pblished by D S Brewer, Cambridge

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. A full bibliography completes the volume. Derek Brewer is Emeritus Professor of English Literature, University of Cambridge; Jonathan Gibson has worked as a lecturer in the Universities of Exeter and Durham.

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Author(s):
Brewer, Derek and Gibson, Jonathan (editors)
Condition:
As new
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0859915298
ISBN-13:
9780859915298
Number of pages:
442
Publisher:
D. S. Brewer
Title:
A Companion to the Gawain - Poet

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Paperback book pblished by D S Brewer, Cambridge

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. A full bibliography completes the volume. Derek Brewer is Emeritus Professor of English Literature, University of Cambridge; Jonathan Gibson has worked as a lecturer in the Universities of Exeter and Durham.

Author(s):
Brewer, Derek and Gibson, Jonathan (editors)
Condition:
As new
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0859915298
ISBN-13:
9780859915298
Number of pages:
442
Publisher:
D. S. Brewer
Title:
A Companion to the Gawain - Poet

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