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Gawain Poet : Complete Works: Patience, Cleanness, Pearl, Saint Erkenwald, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

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9780393912357

ISBN10:
0393912353
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Pub. Date:
10/17/2011
Publisher(s):
W W NORTON
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Summary

Pearl, a dream vision, presents its poignant story of the education of a misguided Christian soul in metrically intricate and verbally ornate stanzas that add up to an overarching numerical design. Together with these two, Patience, Cleanness, and Saint Erkenwald make up the complete works of their anonymous author. All exhibit the dramatizing powers and metrical virtuosity of a master-poet. But none became part of the established literary canon until the second half of the nineteenth century, when the single manuscript copies in which they survive were edited and printed. Taken together, these works offer us a wide-ranging portrait of life in the late Middle Ages from the point of view of an independent-minded, learned, and cosmopolitan Englishman, a man as conversant with the conduct of life in great households as with Christian tradition and doctrine. He knew, among other things, how to sail a medieval passenger ship from its mooring to open sea, how to dress the carcass of a deer or a boar at the end of a royal hunt, and how a knight might flatter a noble and beautiful lady in the most intimate of situations while politely evading her seductive overtures.

Table of Contents

Notep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
General Introductionp. xiii
Patiencep. 1
Introductionp. 3
Patiencep. 13
Notesp. 25
Biblical Sourcesp. 28
Cleannessp. 33
Introductionp. 35
Cleannessp. 45
Notesp. 88
Biblical Sourcesp. 93
Pearlp. 109
Introductionp. 111
Pearlp. 125
Notesp. 160
Biblical Sourcesp. 163
Saint Erkenwaldp. 167
Introductionp. 169
Saint Erkenwaldp. 175
Notesp. 183
Sir Gawain and the Green Knightp. 187
Introductionp. 189
Sir Gawain and the Green Knightp. 201
Notesp. 260
The Authorship of Saint Erkenwaldp. 265
The Metrical Formsp. 275
Selected Bibliographyp. 303
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