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Anglo-Saxon (Beginnings through 1066)

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  • Myths We Live Byby Colin Grant

    University of Ottawa Press 1998; US$ 11.99

    Colin Grant challenges the popular use of "myth" as a dismissive designation of the superstitions and falsehoods of "other" cultures. The author maintains that myths occupy a place in our present-day lives that is every bit as important to us as the divinities and heroes of classical antiquity were to the ancients. The myths themselves are in a constant... more...

  • The Southern Version of Cursor Mundi, Vol. IIby Roger R. Fowler

    University of Ottawa Press 1990; US$ 12.99

    The medieval poem Cursor Mundi is a biblical verse account of the history of the world, offering a chronological overview of salvation history from Creation to Doomsday. Originating in northern England around the year 1300, the poem was frequently copied in the north before appearing in a southern version in substantially altered form. Although... more...

  • The Southern Version of Cursor Mundi, Vol. IVby Peter H. J. Mous

    University of Ottawa Press 1997; US$ 11.99

    The medieval poem Cursor Mundi is a biblical verse account of the history of the world, offering a chronological overview of salvation history from Creation to Doomsday. Originating in northern England around the year 1300, the poem was frequently copied in the north before appearing in a southern version in substantially altered form. Although... more...

  • The Poems of Sir Francis Hubertby Bernard Mellor

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1961; US$ 9.00

    A poet of substance though little noticed, Sir Francis Hubert (1568-1629) embodies in his life and works much of the agitated spirit of his times.His verse Historie of Edward the Second, its strong element of political satire, and its minatory finger wagging at the Queen, earned him her official displeasure. He is one of a host of literary figures,... more...

  • Troilus and Criseydeby Geoffrey Chaucer; Barry Windeatt

    OUP Oxford 1998; US$ 6.99

    Chaucer's masterpiece and one of the greatest narrative poems in English, the story of the lovers Troilus and Criseyde is renowned for its deep humanity and penetrating psychological insight.This new translation into modern English by a major Chaucerian scholar includes an index of the names relating to the Trojan War and an Index of Proverbs. more...

  • Love Visionsby Geoffrey Chaucer; Brian Stone

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 21.14

    Spanning Chaucer's working life, these four poems build on the medieval convention of 'love visions' - poems inspired by dreams, woven into rich allegories about the rituals and emotions of courtly love. In The Book of the Duchess, the most traditional of the four, the dreamer meets a widower who has loved and lost the perfect lady, and The House of... more...

  • The Essaysby Francis Bacon; John Pitcher

    Penguin Books Ltd 1985; US$ 16.91

    One of the major political figures of his time, Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626) served in the court of Elizabeth I and ultimately became Lord Chancellor under James I in 1617. A scholar, wit, lawyer and statesman, he wrote widely on politics, philosophy and science - declaring early in his career that 'I have taken all knowledge as my province'. In this,... more...

  • The Complete English Poemsby John Donne

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 15.50

    No poet has been more wilfully contradictory than John Donne, whose works forge unforgettable connections between extremes of passion and mental energy. From satire to tender elegy, from sacred devotion to lust, he conveys an astonishing range of emotions and poetic moods. Constant in his work, however, is an intensity of feeling and expression and... more...

  • The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia and the Invention of English Literatureby Joel B. Davis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia and the Invention of English Literature revises the semiotic paradigm of the early modern "literary system" dominant since 1983 by adapting methods entailed by Jerome J. McGann's idea that literary works emerge through a series of semiotic events.  Davis analyzes Philip Sidney's Arcadia and Astrophil and Stella... more...

  • The Mirror of Simple Annihilated Soulsby Kate Camp

    Victoria University Press 2010; US$ 8.00

    Taking a dark turn, this important New Zealand poet explores the legacy of a heretic who was burned at the stake in 1310 for writing a thesis called  Simple Annihilated Souls.  Answering back, modern souls offer their own lamentations in poems such as "The Tired Atheist" and "Driving on the Bypass." more...