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The Resource The knight on his quest : symbolic patterns of transition in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Piotr Sadowski

The knight on his quest : symbolic patterns of transition in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Piotr Sadowski

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The knight on his quest : symbolic patterns of transition in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Title
The knight on his quest
Title remainder
symbolic patterns of transition in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Statement of responsibility
Piotr Sadowski
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book offers an integrated interpretative analysis of the major thematic aspects of the English fourteenth-century romance Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. The chief aim of author Piotr Sadowski is to look at the contents of the narrative in their entirety and to take full advantage of the poem's exceptional and widely praised harmony of structure and design. Within that design, Sadowski focuses on the poem's presentation of the main protagonist and his adventures, seen first of all as a generalized metaphor of the human life understood as a spiritual quest, and, in a more historical sense, as an expression and critique of certain ideals, values, and anxieties that characterized the late medieval institutions of the court, chivalry, and the Church
  • Sadowski built the interpretive framework of Sir Gawain from an eclectic theoretical base that he believes is most valuable and useful in approaching medieval literature. The main focus of the study remains the literary text itself, created by an author who communicates his view of the world through the poem
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sadowski, Piotr
Dewey number
821/.1
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2065.G31
LC item number
S23 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arthurian romances
  • Knights and knighthood in literature
  • Symbolism in literature
  • Chivalry in literature
  • Quests (Expeditions) in literature
  • Transition (Rhetoric)
  • Rhetoric, Medieval
  • Gawain
Label
The knight on his quest : symbolic patterns of transition in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Piotr Sadowski
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Problems with Methodology -- 2. The Temporal Structure of Sir Gawain -- 3. The Greenness of the Green Knight -- 4. Sir Gawain's Pentangle: The Imago Hominis and the Virtue of Temperance -- 5. Gawain's Threefold Temptation -- 6. The Head and the Loss Thereof: Gawain's Final Adoubment
Control code
34114747
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9780874135800
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96000074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The knight on his quest : symbolic patterns of transition in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Piotr Sadowski
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Problems with Methodology -- 2. The Temporal Structure of Sir Gawain -- 3. The Greenness of the Green Knight -- 4. Sir Gawain's Pentangle: The Imago Hominis and the Virtue of Temperance -- 5. Gawain's Threefold Temptation -- 6. The Head and the Loss Thereof: Gawain's Final Adoubment
Control code
34114747
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9780874135800
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96000074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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