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Essays on Medieval Literature - J. A. Burrow

Essays on Medieval Literature

Hardcover Published: 15th March 1984
ISBN: 9780198111870
Number Of Pages: 224

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Essays on Medieval Literature

This striking collection of essays on Middle English Literature is likely to give new hope to those scholars who have come to plod through the specialist journals with increasing weariness, since it indicates how much light can still be shed on even the most familiar Middle English works. * Times Literary Supplement *

Abbreviationsp. vi
Poems Without Contexts: The Rawlinson Lyricsp. 1
Chaucer's Knight's Tale And The Three Ages Of Manp. 27
Irony In The Merchant's Talep. 49
Four Notes On Chaucer's Sir Thopasp. 60
An Agony in Three Fitsp. 61
'Listeth, Lordes'p. 66
The Title 'Sir'p. 69
'Worly under Wede'p. 74
The Action Of Langland's Second Visionp. 79
The Audience Of Piers Plowmanp. 102
Postscriptp. 113
Honour And Shame In Sir Gaw Ain And The Green Knightp. 117
Fantasy And Language In The Cloud Of Unknowingp. 132
Henryson: The Preaching Of The Swallowp. 148
The Poet As Petitionerp. 161
'Young Saint, Old Devil': Reflections On A Medieval Proverbp. 177
Allegory: The Literal Levelp. 192
Indexp. 213
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ISBN: 9780198111870
ISBN-10: 0198111878
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 15th March 1984
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 14.5  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.42