Looking Westward

Poetry, Landscape, and Politics in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
University of Delaware Press
  • erschienen am 1. März 2009
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 203 Seiten
978-1-61149-111-1 (ISBN)
In Looking Westward, the author argues that a close study of the poetry, landscape, and politics of late thirteenth- and fourteenth-century Wales and the Welsh March is important to a fuller understanding of the Gawain poet and his poem. Although the poem was likely composed in the northwest Midlands, little attention has been paid to the influences of the west: the Welsh alliterative poets and Henry Grosmont, the physical landscape of Wales and the March, and the political tensions that generated a historical beheading tradition, especially between 1265 and 1330, a tradition that gave way in the court of Edward III to the desire for a harmonious Camelot. This new literary, geographical, and historical perspective provides a better understanding of Sir Gawain and the virtues he embodies and acquires, as well as the relevance of these virtues in the turbulence of the poet 's contemporary world.
  • Englisch
  • Cranbury
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  • USA
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • Höhe: 243 mm
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  • Breite: 167 mm
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  • Dicke: 19 mm
  • 435 gr
978-1-61149-111-1 (9781611491111)
1611491118 (1611491118)
Ordelle G. Hill is professor emeritus from Eastern Kentucky University.
Hill is an enthusiastic guide to SGGK. * Studies in the Age of Chaucer *

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