By Derek Brewer, Jonathan Gibson

ISBN-10: 0859915298

ISBN-13: 9780859915298

The essays amassed the following at the Gawain-Poet provide stimulating introductions to Sir Gawain and the fairway Knight, Pearl, Cleanness and persistence, supplying either details and unique research. themes comprise theories of authorship; the ancient and social history to the poems, with person sections on really very important good points inside of them; gender roles within the poems; the manuscript itself; the metre, vocabulary and dialect of the poems; and their resources. a bit dedicated to Sir Gawain investigates the guidelines of courtesy and chivalry discovered inside of it, and explores a few of its later variations from the 15th to the 20 th centuries. a whole bibliography completes the amount.

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God is very materialistic. Yet he calls men to deny the flesh, deny natural lusts. God as a spirit is taken as it were more casually, yet ultimate reality is felt to be spiritual, transcendental. Heaven truly exists as a spiritual realm, yet is made of solid gem-stones, and gem-stones in this world are rich in spiritual and also health-giving virtues. All is gathered together, or thought to be gathered together, in a unity. The material, moral, spiritual elements of life are intimately twined together.

In the chapters that follow the poems of the Cotton manuscript are analysed from a variety of intersecting perspectives. Perhaps the most important common thread is the belief that, whatever the ontological status of the 'Gawain-poet', joint analysis of Pearl, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Cleanness and Patience is worthwhile and rewarding. If this book sends the reader back to the poems newly alive to their unique complexity and power, this belief will have been vindicated. DEREK BREWER JONATHAN GIBSON Page 1 Introduction Derek Brewer I The four poems, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (henceforward SGGK), Patience, Pearl and Cleanness (sometimes called Purity), are amongst the great poems in all English literature.

The word is significantly used in all the poems, though least in Patience and Cleanness. In Patience Jonah actually accuses God of courtesy, when reproaching God for his mildness towards Nineveh, and courtesy suggests patience. In Cleanness Lot's moderate and placatory words to the mob are called courtesy, and courtesy in the poem is identified with cleanness both literal and metaphorical. In Pearl the paradoxical loving relationships of hierarchy and equality, and God's own grace, are called courtesy.

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