Text and Matter: New Critical Perspectives of the Pearl-Poet

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TEXT AND MATTER

NEW CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES OF THE PEARL-POET

EDITED BY ROBERT J. BLANCH MIRIAM YOUNGERMAN MILLER JULIAN N. WASSERMAN

THE WHITSTON PUBLISHING COMPANY TROY, NEW YORK 1991

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • CONTRIBUTORS ix
  • Introduction xiii
  • THE PEARL DREAMER AND THE ELEVENTH HOUR 3
  • Notes 12
  • ANIMAL SIMILES IN PEARL 17
  • ALLEGORY AND STRUCTURE IN PEARL: THE FOUR SENSES OF THE ARS PRAEDICANDI AND FOURTEENTH-CENTURY HOMILETIC POETRY 31
  • Notes 53
  • PEARL AS DIPTYCH 61
  • Notes 73
  • COURTLY LANGUAGE IN PEARL 79
  • Notes 88
  • CLEANNESS AND THE TERMS OF TERROR 93
  • Notes 101
  • IN GOD'S SIGHT: VISION AND SACRED HISTORY IN PURITY 105
  • Notes 114
  • THE SIN OF UNTRAWÞE IN CLEANNESS 117
  • Notes 136
  • THE IMPATIENT READER OF PATIENCE 147
  • Notes 159
  • THE "POYNT" OF PATIENCE 163
  • Notes 173
  • "þIS WRECH MAN IN WARLOWES GUTTEZ": IMAGERY AND UNITY OF FRAME AND TALE IN PATIENCE 177
  • Notes 191
  • SIGNIFYING THE SELF: LANGUAGE AND IDENTITY IN SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT1 195
  • Notes 210
  • BONDING AND SIGNIFICATION IN SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT 213
  • Notes 219
  • GAWAIN'S SHIELD AS SIGNUM1 221
  • Notes 226
  • SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT AND THE FOURTEENTH-CENTURY INTERLUDE 229
  • Notes 240
  • Index 243
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