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Published by University of Wisconsin Press, 1984. in Madison, Wis .
Written in English


  • Gawain and the Grene Knight.,
  • Pearl (Middle English poem),
  • Patience (Middle English poem),
  • Purity (Middle English poem),
  • English poetry -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- History and criticism.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementLynn Staley Johnson.. --
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 276 p. ;
Number of Pages276
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19355526M

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Pearl (Middle English: Perle) is a late 14th-century Middle English poem that is considered one of the most important surviving Middle English works. With elements of medieval allegory and dream vision genre, the poem is written in a North-West Midlands variety of Middle English and highly—though not consistently—alliterative; there is a complex system of stanza linking and other stylistic. 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 5/5(1).   THE GAWAIN POET (-), translated by William Allan NEILSON ( - ) Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a late 14th-century Middle English alliterative romance outlining an .   Simon Armitage's Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is published by Faber, price £ Ian McKellen's reading will be broadcast on Radio 4, Decem .

SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT, PEARL, and SIR ORFEO are masterpieces of a remote and exotic age--the age of chivalry and wizards, knights and holy quests. Yet it is only in the unique artistry and imagination of J.R.R. Tolken that the language, romance, and power of these great stories comes to life for modern readers, in this masterful and compelling new translation.4/5(41).   Sir Gawain and the Green Knight translated by Simon Armitage pp, Faber, £ A huge knight, green from top to toe, rides into Camelot at Christmas. On the whole, this is a useful book. The editors, who have both published widely on the Gawain poet, provide support to the reader in the form of elaborate lexical and interpretative notes which are based on up-to-date scholarship. It should be noted, however, that the language of the four texts is challenging for the vast majority of readers/5(10).   The Gawain-Poet book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. A study of the four great Middle English poems, Sir Gawain and the Green K /5(4).