The Poems of the Pearl Manuscript
Pearl, Cleanness, Patience, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Edited by Malcolm Andrew and Ronald Waldron
Preface Abbreviations Introduction 1. The Manuscript 2. Authorship 3. Pearl 4. Cleanness 5. Patience 6. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight 7. The Four Poems Select Bibliography Note on Language and Metre TEXT AND EXPLANATORY NOTES Note to the Text Pearl Cleanness Patience Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Glossary Appendix: Passages from the Vulgate
The Poet has a talent for turns of phrase evoking beauty, splendor and grace... this modern translation of the Pearl Poet is quite valuable as a scholarly resource.
Susan Brooks Comitatus
The fifth edition, overall, is a tremendous achievement, and secures Andrew and Waldon as the authoritative critical text and student edition of these poems.
The Year’s Work in English Studies, vol. 88, no. 1
I recommend to readers this revision of an edition that several generations of students and teachers have preceded me in endorsing. In a book of manageable size, the editors have succeeded in reconciling reliable scholarship with modern accessibility, and in balancing attention to individual poems with encouragement to explore the Gawain-corpus as a whole. Their edition provides a setting that can only deepen twenty-first-century appreciation for these luminous Middle English poems.
Parergon – s, volume 26.1
Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Malcolm Andrew and Ronald Waldron have fully revised their standard edition of the four poems of the Pearl-poet. The translation, along with the updated and extended critical and explanatory material, will render the new edition an extremely valuable resource for students at all levels.
C.J.S. C.J.S. Medium Aevum Vol LXXVII
Size: 234 x 156 mm
Publication: December 18, 2007
Series: Exeter Medieval Texts and Studies