Art of the Gawain-Poet: New Edition

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Starting frmo the assumption that Pearl, Puriry, Patience and Sir Gawain and thg 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 poet had a flair for vivid pictures and dramatic situations, and found intellectual delight in pattern; the combination of these qualities provides much of the enjoyment of the poems, the conflict between them some ...

Art of the Gawain-Poet: New Edition 2001, Bloomsbury Academic, New York

ISBN-13: 9780485120509

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