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art of the Gawain-Poet

W. A. Davenport

art of the Gawain-Poet

by W. A. Davenport

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Published by The Athlone Press, Univ. of London in London, England .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Gawain (Legendary character) -- Criticism and interpretation.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index and bibliography.

    Statementby W. A. Davenport.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 233 p. ;
    Number of Pages233
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22022041M
    ISBN 10048511173

      I’ve been reading Larry Benson’s (famed editor of the Riverside Chaucer) book, Art and Tradition in Sir Gawain in the Green Knight in preparation for my online intensive class on Sir Gawain. What I love about Benson’s work is how he roots the entire thing in the medieval tradition and helps us to read the poem the way that the original audience would . Biography of the Poet Extremely little is known about the origins of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. The poem survived the Middle Ages in a single manuscript that was preserved because it fell into the hands of a book collector, Sir Robert Cotton, whose collections were later donated to the British Museum.

      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. The anonymous poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is considered one of the masterpieces of Middle English literature. It was composed in the West Midlands region of Britain at the end of the 14th century, but was copied out at the beginning of the 15th. The poem only survives in this single manuscript at the British Library – Cotton MS Nero A X.

    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 5/5(1).   This book treats separately all four poems: Pearl, Cleanness, Patience and Sir Gawain. There are also chapters on: the history of the poems and their rediscovery; alliterative verse; and what little is known about the author. The main emphasis falls on interpretation, and on such Pages:


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Art of the Gawain-poet: New Edition by W. Davenport (Author) ISBN ISBN X. Why is ISBN important. ISBN. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book Format: Paperback. The “Gawain Poet” (also the “Pearl Art of the Gawain-Poet book is the name commonly given to the presumed single author of four Middle English poems uniquely preserved in London, British Library MS Cotton Nero A.x.

(art. 3), a small illustrated parchment manuscript of about Pearl, Cleanness, Patience, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Get this from a library. The Art of the Gawain-Poet. [W A Davenport] -- Annotation. Starting from the assumption taht 'Pearl', 'Purity', 'Patience' and 'Sir Gawain and the Green knight' are by one poet, W.A.

Davenport seeks to define the nature of his art. He makes a. The Art of the Gawain Poet (Paperback) - Common [By (author) W.A. Davenport] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Starting frmo the assumption that Pearl, Puriry, Patience and Sir Gawain and thg Green Knight are by one poet.

About Art of the Gawain-poet. Starting from the assumption taht 'Pearl', 'Purity', 'Patience' and 'Sir Gawain and the Green knight' are by one poet, W.A. Davenport seeks to define the nature of his art. He makes a close analysis of each poem, considering the four not so much in their historical context as for their immediate poetic effect.

The Gawain Poet also gives us a bonus in this romance: a unique poetic stanza form called the "bob and wheel." It's five short lines that rhyme according to an ABABA, pattern.

And the first of those lines is way short—only two syllables). As in: fun, fun. Chew on This. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight isn't all idealized courtly romance. Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc Arthurian romances: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Davenport, W.A.

(William Anthony), Art of the Gawain-poet. The Art of the Gawain Poet by W.A. Davenport,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.3/5(3). Complete Works of the Gawain Poet: Modern English Version by John Gardner and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Access-restricted-item true Addeddate Boxid IA Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II City London Containerid S Donor bostonpubliclibraryPages: Generally accepted as being the work of a single author, alternately known as the Pearl- or the Gawain-poet, these fourteenth-century poems are bound together in British Museum Cotton Nero A.x.

Readers of the poems rarely fail to admire their descriptive art - the minutely detailed and precisely visualized depictions of costume, landscape. Written in the 14th century by the Gawain poet, 'Pearl' is an elegiac poem reflecting on the death of a young daughter, pictured as a pearl lost in a garden.

It is considered a masterpiece of Middle English verse, incorporating both the older tradition of alliterative poetry as well as rhyme, centered around the development of an intricately.

The art of the Gawain-poet. Add to My Bookmarks Export citation. Type Book Author(s) W. Davenport Date Publisher Athlone Press Pub place London ISBN X eBook. Access the eBook. This item appears on. List: ENGL Literature - Cathy Hume Section: Criticism. 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). Book Description: A study of the four great Middle English poems, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, Patience and Purity, which are in the same manuscript and are attributed to the same anonymous poet.

After a general chapter devoted to the poet and his background, Mr Spearing turns to the poems/5(4). Book Description: Offers the full-length study of the descriptive art found in four medieval poems: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, Purity, and Patience.

eISBN: GLENDING OLSON Cleveland State University ORT, The Art of the Gawain-Poet. London: The Athlone Press,$ It has become the custom of American scholarly reviewers to use their assignments as a means of composing their own articles, or of flailing their subject's work in order to establish their own reputations by Author: Charles Moorman.

The Gawain-Poet: Complete Works, including her translations of Patience, Pearl, Cleanness, and St. Erkenwald, was published in She is the author of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: A Stylistic and Metrical Study and Traditions and Renewals: Chaucer, the Gawain-Poet, and Beyond (Yale University Press,).Brand: Norton, W.

& Company, Inc. 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 include theories of authorship; the historical and social background to the poems, with individual sections on particularly important features within them; gender roles in/5(20).

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a contemporary of the Gawain poet. The life of a Cistercian clerk, forester, soldier and castle constable - a contemporary of the Gawain poet.

The poet of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, had a detailed knowledge of, hunting, courtly behaviour, castles and armour.Liverpool University Press is the UK's third oldest university press, with a distinguished history of publishing exceptional research since This book treats separately all four poems: Pearl, Cleanness, Patience and Sir Gawain.

There are also chapters on: the history of the poems and their rediscovery; alliterative verse; and what little is known about the author.

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is one of the finest surviving examples of Middle English poetry, but little is known about the author - except hints that he came from the north of England. How.