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A companion to the Gawain-poet

Author: Derek Brewer; Jonathan Gibson
Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, NY, USA : D.S. Brewer, 1997.
Series: Arthurian studies, 38.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection of original essays by an international group of distinguished medievalists provides a comprehensive introduction to the Morte Darthur, the great work of Sir Thomas Malory, which will be indispensable for both students and scholars. As well as essays on the eight tales which make up the Morte Darthur, these are studies of the relationship between the Winchester manuscript and Caxton's and later
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Derek Brewer; Jonathan Gibson
ISBN: 085991433X 9780859914338 0859915298 9780859915298
OCLC Number: 35192252
Description: 442 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Derek Brewer --
Theories of authorship / Malcolm Andrew --
Poetic identity / A.C. Spearing --
Gender and sexual transgression / Jane Gilbert --
The historical background / Michael J. Bennett --
Christianity for courtly subjects : reflections on the Gawain-poet / David Aers --
Landscape and geography / Ralph Elliott --
Castles / Michael Thompson --
Feasts / Derek Brewer --
Jewels in Pearl / Felicity Riddy --
The hunts in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight / Anne Rooney --
Armour I / Michael Lacy --
Armour II : the arming topos as literature ; The colour green ; Some names / Derek Brewer --
The manuscript : British Library MS Cotton Nero A.x / A.S.G. Edwards --
Meter, stanza, vocabulary, dialect / H.N. Duggan --
Sources I : the sources of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight / Elisabeth Brewer --
Sources II : scriptural and devotional sources / Richard Newhauser --
The supernatural / Helen Cooper --
The Gawain-poet as a vernacular theologian / Nicholas Watson --
Allegory and symbolism / Priscilla Martin --
Narrative form and insight / Nick Davis --
Courtesy and chivalry in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight : the order of shame and the invention of embarrassment / Derek Pearsall --
Sir Gawain : some later versions. The Grene Knight / Gillian Rogers --
Sir Gawain at the fin de siècle : novel and opera / Barry Windeatt --
Sir Gawain in films / David J. Williams.
Series Title: Arthurian studies, 38.
Responsibility: edited by Derek Brewer and Jonathan Gibson.

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