The Works of the Gawain Poet

A new volume of the works of the Gawain poet, destined to become the definitive edition for students and scholars.

The Works of the Gawain Poet

The Works of the Gawain Poet

A new volume of the works of the Gawain poet, destined to become the definitive edition for students and scholars. This volume brings together four works of the unknown fourteenth-century poet famous for the Arthurian romance Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, in their original Middle English. In one of the great tales of medieval literature, Gawain, the noblest knight of King Arthur's court, must keep a deadly bargain with a monstrous knight and resist the advances of his host's beautiful wife. The dream vision of Pearl depicts a bereaved father whose lost child leads him to glimpse heaven. And in moral poems based on stories from the Bible, Cleanness warns against sins of the flesh and of desecration, while Patience encourages readers to endure suffering as God's will. Little is known about the so-called 'Gawain poet', who wrote during the late fourteenth century. It is believed that he came from south-east Cheshire, an important cultural and economic centre at the time, and he was clearly well-read in Latin, French and English. Although he is not named as the author of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, Patience, Cleanness, the four works have been attributed to him based on a careful comparison of their language, date and themes. Myra Stokes was formerly Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at Bristol University. Her books include Justice and Mercy in Piers Plowman and The Language of Jane Austen. Ad Putter teaches at the English Department and the Centre for Medieval Studies of the University of Bristol, where is Professor of Medieval English Literature. His monographs include Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and French Arthurian Romance and An Introduction to the Gawain Poet, and he is also co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to the Arthurian Legend.

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The Works of the Gawain Poet
Language: en
Pages: 1040
Authors: Ad Putter, Myra Stokes
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-07-10 - Publisher: Penguin UK

A new volume of the works of the Gawain poet, destined to become the definitive edition for students and scholars. This volume brings together four works of the unknown fourteenth-century poet famous for the Arthurian romance Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, in their original Middle English. In one of
The Works of the Gawain-poet
Language: en
Pages: 452
Authors: Charles Moorman
Categories: English poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 1976 - Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

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Seeing the Gawain-poet
Language: en
Pages: 155
Authors: Sarah Stanbury
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991 - Publisher:

Seeing the Gawain-Poet offers the first full-length study of the descriptive art found in four medieval poems - Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, Purity, and Patience. Generally accepted as being the work of a single author, alternately known as the Pearl- or the Gawain-poet, these fourteenth-century poems are
An Introduction to The Gawain-Poet
Language: en
Pages: 268
Authors: Ad Putter
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09-19 - Publisher: Routledge

The late 14th century produced a crop of brilliant writers: Chaucer, Langland and Gower. Their achievement was rivalled only by a series of four works generally agreed to have been written by a single northern author, known as the Gawain-Poet. This book introduces the reader to the Gawain-poet's four surviving
An Introduction to the Gawain Poet
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: John M. Bowers
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-01 - Publisher:

"An impressive and challenging survey of the five poems attributed to the poet known as the "Gawain"-poet. Bowers presents the principal critical issues in "Gawain, Pearl, Cleanness, Patience," and "St. Erkenwald," with special attention to the poems' relation to contemporary political and social events."--J. Stephen Russell, Hofstra University In "An

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