This book differs from most previous studies of the Pearl poet by treating all of his works as a whole. Prioras purpose is to identify the underlying poetics of this major body of English poetry. Drawing on both the visual imagery of medieval art (the study includes 18 full-page illustrations) and the verbal imagery of the Bible and other literary sources, Prior shows how the poetas qfayre formezq are the result of a coherent and self-conscious view of the artistas craft.Thus, there is a strong sense, in the poema#39;s frame at least, of a linear, historical movement to the aquot;presenta time, the time, ... As the Beheading Game evokes the catastrophic disasters of the Last Days, so the Exchange-of Winnings Game couldanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Fayre Formez of the Pearl Poet|
|Author||:||Sandra Pierson Prior|
|Publisher||:||MSU Press - 2012-01-01|