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- 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...
- 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...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 14.65
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...
- Penguin Books Ltd 1985; US$ 13.52
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...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 23.96
Written in the late sixteenth century, at the pinnacle of the English Renaissance, the rich and ingenious works of Thomas Nashe uniquely reveal the ambivant nature of the Elizabethan era. Mingling the devout and the bawdy, scholarship and slang, they express throughout an irrepressible, inexhaustible wit and an astonishing command of language. This... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- University of Wales Press 2010; US$ 75.00
This book is the first republication since 1910 of this important work by Thomas Matthews. It contains a series of documents and background information which provide a fascinating glimpse into selected aspects of Wales rich medieval history. more...
- Carcanet 2011; US$ 7.26
In a dream landscape radiant with jewels, a father sees his lost daughter on the far bank of a river: my pearl, my girl'. One of the great treasures of the British Library, the fourteenth-century poem Pearl is a work of poetic brilliance. Its account of loss and consolation retains its force across six centuries. Jane Draycott in her new translation... more...
- Manchester University Press 2010; US$ 95.00
Ever since their rediscovery in the 1920s, John Donne's writings have been praised for their energy, vigour and drama - yet so far, no attempt has been made to approach and define systematically these major characteristics of his work. Drawing on J. L. Austin's speech act theory, Margret Fetzer's comparative reading of Donne's poetry... more...