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By Derek Brewer, Jonathan Gibson

ISBN-10: 0859915298

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The essays amassed the following at the Gawain-Poet provide stimulating introductions to Sir Gawain and the golf green Knight, Pearl, Cleanness and endurance, supplying either info and unique research. issues comprise theories of authorship; the ancient and social history to the poems, with person sections on rather very important positive factors inside of them; gender roles within the poems; the manuscript itself; the metre, vocabulary and dialect of the poems; and their assets. a piece dedicated to Sir Gawain investigates the information of courtesy and chivalry discovered inside it, and explores a few of its later variations from the 15th to the 20th centuries. a whole bibliography completes the quantity.

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In the relationship between the individual and the group honour is Christianised and Christian virtue is the controlling force, in regard both to the individual's attempt to maintain a high personal standard of integrity, and in the obligation of the individual to behave with active goodness towards others. Jonah has to make himself carry God's warning to Nineveh: Lot has to protect his guests from his evil neighbours: the blessed in heaven achieve the same end, both as glorified in themselves, and as rejoicing in the glory of others.

Gawain has a stern destiny, and must travel through bitter weather over rough country to meet it, as well as avoiding temptations to pleasure. The harshness of experience is partly met by the simplest and most widespread of reality-principles. In this life you must take the rough with the smooth, and put a good face upon it, as in that admirable proverb attributed in the twelfth century to Alfred: 'Tell your sorrows to your saddle-bow, and ride singing forth'. It is a world that calls for pity, such as God in Patience expresses for the weak and innocent, the little children, women and dumb beasts who should not be destroyed because of the wickedness of men (50119).

94v: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: The Green Knight at Arthur's Court 214 10 Fol. 129: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: Gawain and Bertilak's Wife 215 11 Fol. 129v: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: Gawain at the Green Chapel 216 12 Fol. 130: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: Gawain's Return to Arthur's Court 217 Page ix Acknowledgements The Editors wish to acknowledge with gratitude the co-operation of the contributors, the sterling work of our in-house editor Caroline Palmer in trying to keep us in order, sorted out and up-to-date, and Dr Raphael Lyne for preparing the indexes.

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