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The Fayre Formez of the Pearl Poet
by Sandra Pierson Prior
Michigan State University Press, 1996
Cloth: 978-0-87013-460-9 | eISBN: 978-0-87013-945-1
Library of Congress Classification PR1972.G353P74 1996
Dewey Decimal Classification 821.1

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

This book differs from most previous studies of the Pearl poet by treating all of his works as a whole. Prior’s 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 poet’s "fayre formez" are the result of a coherent and self-conscious view of the artist’s craft.



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