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- Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 155.00
In the late Middle Ages, Chaucer invents two imaginative domains crucial to his culture and to our understanding of the emergence of selfhood, subjectivity and social arrangements; antiquity and late-medieval modernity. Edwards demonstrates in this study how this was the result of Chaucer's reading and re-writing of the works of Boccaccio, which provide... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 21.95
Routledge A Level English Guides equip AS and A2 Level students with the skills they need to explore, evaluate, and enjoy English. Books in the series are built around the various skills specified in the assessment objectives (AOs) for all AS and A2 Level English courses. Focusing on the AOs most relevant to their topic, the books help students... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 32.00
This innovative study argues that the Canterbury Tales represents Chaucer's most extended meditation on agency, autonomy, and practical reason. Mark Miller uncovers Chaucer's debt to Boethius, Augustine, and other philosophers and shows how Chaucer's literary experiments represent a distinctive philosophical achievement that remains relevant to today's... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 37.00
How did the Anglo-Saxons conceptualise the interim between death and Doomsday? In Paradise, Death and Doomsday in Anglo-Saxon Literature, Dr Kabir presents the first investigation into the Anglo-Saxon belief in the 'interim paradise': paradise as a temporary abode for good souls following death and pending the final decisions of Doomsday. more...
- Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 40.00
The author argues that Old English poetic descriptions of the natural world were not a reflection of physical conditions but a literary device used to define important issues, such as the state of humanity, the power of individuals and the relationship between God and creation. more...
- Taylor and Francis 1999; US$ 24.95
An Introduction to Literary Studies provides the beginner with an accessible and comprehensive survey of literature. Systematically taking in theory, genre and literary history, Klarer provides easy to understand descriptions of a variety of approaches to texts. This invaluable guide includes sections on: fiction poetry drama film ... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 36.00
Inspired by the example of Chaucer and Gower, John Lydgate articulated the great political questions of his time in his poetry, prose and translations. Maura Nolan offers a major re-interpretation of Lydgate's work, his relationship to Chaucer, and his central role in the developing literary culture of the fifteenth century. more...