The Pearl: An Interpretation

1st Edition

P.M. Kean

Routledge
June 30, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 254 Pages
ISBN 9780367210052 - CAT# K419317

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Summary

Originally published in 1967 The Pearl looks at the anonymous fourteenth century poet of Pearl. The book argues that the poem ranks in importance and interest with that of Chaucer and Langland, but suggests that it has always proved more difficult to approach to the modern reader. The aim of this book is to clear away some of the difficulty through a close examination of the material the poet had to draw on, and the poet’s use of this in the organisation of the poem. The main themes are established through detailed analysis of the poem, which is seen as much more than either a lament for an individual or the mere figurative presentation of an idea.

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