Further Reading

(Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism)

Aers, David. "The Self Mourning: Reflections on Pearl." Speculum 68, No. 1 (1993): 59-73.

Finds that the institution of the church is strangely absent in a poem that deals with the self and Christian teaching.

Andrew, Malcolm and Ronald Waldron, editors. The Poems of the Pearl Manuscript: Pearl, Cleanness, Patience, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. York Medieval Texts, 2nd series. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1979, 15-17, 29-36.

Places Pearl in the dream-vision tradition and emphasizes spiritual transformation of the dreamer. Also has a select bibliography.


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