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Hand Imagery, Masculinity, and Narrative Authority in The Book of Sir Launcelot and Queen Guinevere

Hand Imagery, Masculinity, and Narrative Authority in The Book of Sir Launcelot and Queen Guinevere English L anguage Notes V olum e X XX IX ♦ N u m b e r 3 ♦ M arch 2002 HAND IMAGERY, MASCULINITY, AND NARRATIVE A UTHO RITY IN TH E BOOK OF SIR LAUNCELOT AND QUEEN GUINEVERE P erh ap s th e m o s t m e m o ra b le im age fro m th e A u th u ria n c a n o n occurs ju s t b e fo re A r th u r ’s d e a th in M alory’s The Morte Arthur. Bedw ere heaves E xcaliber in to th e water, “A n d th e re cam an a rm e a n d a n h o n d e above th e watir, a n d to k e h it a n d cleyght hit, a n d shoke h it thryse a n d b rau n d y ssh ed , a n d th a n vanysshed with th e swerde in to th e watir.”1 E ach p a r t o f this c o m p lex sym­ b ol is itself http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png English Language Notes Duke University Press

Hand Imagery, Masculinity, and Narrative Authority in The Book of Sir Launcelot and Queen Guinevere

English Language Notes , Volume 39 (3) – Mar 1, 2002

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Copyright © 2002 Regents of the University of Colorado
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0013-8282
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2573-3575
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10.1215/00138282-39.3.1
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English L anguage Notes V olum e X XX IX ♦ N u m b e r 3 ♦ M arch 2002 HAND IMAGERY, MASCULINITY, AND NARRATIVE A UTHO RITY IN TH E BOOK OF SIR LAUNCELOT AND QUEEN GUINEVERE P erh ap s th e m o s t m e m o ra b le im age fro m th e A u th u ria n c a n o n occurs ju s t b e fo re A r th u r ’s d e a th in M alory’s The Morte Arthur. Bedw ere heaves E xcaliber in to th e water, “A n d th e re cam an a rm e a n d a n h o n d e above th e watir, a n d to k e h it a n d cleyght hit, a n d shoke h it thryse a n d b rau n d y ssh ed , a n d th a n vanysshed with th e swerde in to th e watir.”1 E ach p a r t o f this c o m p lex sym­ b ol is itself

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Published: Mar 1, 2002

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