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- Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 145.00
Imagining Death in Spenser and Milton assembles a collection of essays on the compelling topic of death in two monumental representatives of the early modern canon, Edmund Spenser and John Milton. The volume draws its impetus from the conviction that death is a central, yet curiously understudied, preoccupation for Spenser and Milton, contending... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 110.00
This book provides an authoritative guide to debate on Elizabethan England's poet laureate. It covers key topics and provides histories for all of the primary texts. Some of today's most prominent Spenser scholars offer accounts of debates on the poet, from the Renaissance to the present day. Essential for those producing new research on Spenser. more...
- Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 49.99
Rachel Speght (1597-?) was the first Englishwoman to identify herself as a polemicist and critic of contemporary gender ideology. This study discusses both her tract, "A Mouzell for Melastomus" (1617) and her volume of poetry, "Mortalities Memorandum, with a Dreame Prefixed" (1612). more...
- Indiana University Press 2005; US$ 47.95
Praise for previous volumes: "This variorum edition will be the basis of all future Donne scholarship." -- Chronique This is the 4th volume of The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne to appear. This volume presents a newly edited critical text of the Holy Sonnets and a comprehensive... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2000; US$ 35.00
In this learned, lively, and wide-ranging book, Steve Ellis conducts us on a tour of the appearances that the greatest writer of Middle English has made throughout English-speaking culture in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Surveying the uses to which Chaucer has been put in modern times, Ellis presents a compelling picture that goes beyond... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 40.00
In the first book to examine one of the most peculiar features of one of the greatest and most perplexing poems of England?s late Middle Ages?the successive attempts of Piers Plowman to begin, and to keep beginning?D. Vance Smith compels us to rethink beginning, as concept and practice, in both medieval and contemporary terms. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1995; US$ 72.00
Jane Chance reveals how the concealment of embarrassing secrets often sexual in nature and the burden of political alliances and strategies?what might together be termed sexual politics?motivated Chaucer in much of his work. Firmly placing Chaucer in the cultural politics of his time, she shows how he manipulated the mythographic and textual conventions... more...