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Medieval Writers And Their Work

Author : J. A. Burrow
ISBN : 9780191538544
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In an updated edition of his hugely successful student introduction to English literature from 1100 to 1500, J. A. Burrow takes account of scholarly developments in the the field, most notably devoting a final chapter to the impact of historicism on medieval studies. Full of information and stimulating ideas, and a pleasure to read, Burrow's book deals with circumstances of composition and reception, the main genres, 'modes of meaning' (allegory etc.), and medieval literature's afterlife in modern times. It shows that the literature of authors such as Chaucer, Gower, and Langland is more readily accessible than usually imagined, and well worth reading too. By placing medieval writers in their historical context - the four centuries between the Norman Conquest and the Renaissance - Professor Burrow explains not only how they wrote, but why.

Medieval Writers And Their Work

Author : J. A. Burrow
ISBN : 9780191037351
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In an updated edition of his hugely successful student introduction to English literature from 1100 to 1500, J. A. Burrow takes account of scholarly developments in the the field, most notably devoting a final chapter to the impact of historicism on medieval studies. Full of information and stimulating ideas, and a pleasure to read, Burrow's book deals with circumstances of composition and reception, the main genres, 'modes of meaning' (allegory etc.), and medieval literature's afterlife in modern times. It shows that the literature of authors such as Chaucer, Gower, and Langland is more readily accessible than usually imagined, and well worth reading too. By placing medieval writers in their historical context - the four centuries between the Norman Conquest and the Renaissance - Professor Burrow explains not only how they wrote, but why.

Medieval Writers And Their Work

Author : J. A. Burrow
ISBN : 9780199532049
Genre : History
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An introduction to Middle English literature that aims not so much to teach the reader how to understand it, nor provide a history of the literature or survey of its works, but to enthuse the reader and show why they might want to read more. Chapters look at writers and audiences, at the major genres and how these differ from their modern counterparts, at how meaning is conveyed in Middle English literature, particularly through the use of allegory, and finally at the reception of medieval works down to the modern age. The second edition has been revised and rewritten with an up to date bibliography. The bargain version is the old edition

The Cambridge Companion To Medieval English Literature 1100 1500

Author : Larry Scanlon
ISBN : 9780521841672
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A wide-ranging survey of the most important medieval authors and genres, designed for students of English.

Reading Middle English Literature

Author : Thorlac Turville-Petre
ISBN : 9780631231714
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This introduction provides the guidance that modern readers need to come to an informed appreciation of the writings of medieval England. An introduction to English literature written in the four centuries following the Norman Conquest. Written by the well-known medievalist, Thorlac Turville-Petre. Demonstrates that Middle English literature is more accessible than is often supposed. Provides readers with the guidance they need to come to an informed appreciation of the writings of medieval England. Designed to be used alongside A Book of Middle English, (Third Edition, Blackwell Publishing, 2005).

A Concise Companion To Middle English Literature

Author : Marilyn Corrie
ISBN : 9781118835975
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This concise companion examines contexts that are essential to understanding and interpreting writing in English produced in the period between approximately 1100 and 1500. The essays in the book explore ways in which Middle English literature is 'different' from the literature of other periods. The book includes discussion of such issues as the religious and historical background to Middle English literature, the circumstances and milieux in which it was produced, its linguistic features, and the manuscripts in which it has been preserved. Amongst the great range of writers and writings discussed, the book considers the works of the most widely read Middle English author, Chaucer, against the background of the period that he both typifies and subverts. An accessible resource that examines contexts essential to understanding and interpreting writing of the Middle English period Chapters explore the distinctiveness of Middle English literature Brings together discussion and analysis by an international team of Middle English specialists, incorporating fresh material and new insights Includes analysis of Chaucer's writings, and considers them in relation to the work of his Middle English predecessors, contemporaries and successors Incorporates discussion of issues steering the perception of Middle English literature in the present day

A Book Of Middle English

Author : J. A. Burrow
ISBN : 9781118697351
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This essential Middle English textbook, now in its third edition, introduces students to the wide range of literature written in England between 1150 and 1400. New, thoroughly revised edition of this essential Middle English textbook. Introduces the language of the time, giving guidance on pronunciation, spelling, grammar, metre, vocabulary and regional dialects. Now includes extracts from ‘Pearl’ and Chaucer’s ‘Troilus and Criseyde’. Bibliographic references have been updated throughout. Each text is accompanied by detailed notes.

Medieval Literature 1300 1500

Author : Pamela King
ISBN : 9780748634613
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Medieval literature can be daunting. This critical guide is designed to help readers to relax in the company of diverting and entertaining voices from that 'other country' that is the past.Medieval Literature 1300-1500 offers close readings of Middle English texts placed within the culture with which they interact. Famous works, like The Canterbury Tales, are discussed alongside lesser-known poems, prose, and plays, in five thematically-organised chapters, accompanied by helpful critical apparatus. Reflecting the proliferation of user-friendly editions, many available on-line, this book extends the range of Middle English writing for which there is accessible up-to-date critical support, enabling the student, the general reader, the course designer, and the aspirant specialist, to read widely and with enjoyment in the medieval period.

The Cambridge History Of Medieval English Literature

Author : David Wallace
ISBN : 0521890462
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Account of medieval English literature to appear for nearly a century.

Feminist Readings In Middle English Literature

Author : Dr Ruth Evans
ISBN : 9781134931804
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This volume, designed with the student reader in mind, is an indispensable blend of key essays in the field with specially commissioned new material by feminist scholars from the UK and the US. It includes a diversity of texts and feminist approaches, a substantial and very illuminating introduction by the editors, and an annotated list of Further Reading, offering preliminary guidance to the reader approaching the topic of gender and medieval literature for the first time. Works and writers covered include: * Chaucer * Margery Kempe * Christine de Pisan * The Katherine group of Saints' Lives * Langland's Piers Plowman * Medieval cycle drama Students of both medieval and feminist literature will find this an essential work for study and reference.

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