Loading, please wait...
:

product description page

God and the Gawain-Poet : Theology and Genre in Pearl, Cleanness, Patience and Sir Gawain and the Green

God and the Gawain-Poet : Theology and Genre in Pearl, Cleanness, Patience and Sir Gawain and the Green - image 1 of 1

About this item

Pearl, Cleanness, Patience and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight are accomplished examples of four different literary genres and represent some of the finest poetry in Middle English. They are, by turns, fast and funny, powerfully dramatic, gentle and ironic, telling of painful bereavement and the terror of victims of disaster and violence, as well as the comic bewilderment of people entangled in alarmingly mysterious situations. The anonymous poet's evident delight in the pleasures and artistry of courtly life has led some readers to suggest that he was a gifted but complacent frequenter of courts, his attention dedicated to the wealthy and his sympathies to the powerful, and moreover, that his poems pay the merest lipservice to religious observance. God and the Gawain-poet argues that, on the contrary, the poet's wide-ranging engagement with all human life explicitly acknowledges all material creation as God's gift, revelling in its physicality, in bodily senses and movement and the ways a community celebrates itself. Dr Hatt shows how, in exhorting readers to recognize and respond to the narrative of divine gift, he appears as an energetic Christian poet and a humane and compassionate observer. Cecilia Hatt gained her D.Phil from Oxford University.
Number of Pages: 249
Genre: Literary Criticism, Religion + Beliefs
Sub-Genre: Poetry
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Inc
Author: Cecilia A. Hatt
Language: English
Street Date: December 17, 2015
TCIN: 50242197
UPC: 9781843844198
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-3500
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.
$94.05
MSRPReg: $99.00 Save $4.95 (5% off)
Shipping
In stock - free standard shipping with REDcard
Not in stores

Guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.


*See offer details. Restrictions apply. Pricing, promotions and availability may vary by location and at Target.com.