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Anglo-Saxon (Beginnings through 1066)

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  • Sir Gawain and The Green Knightby Keith Harrison; Helen Cooper

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 8.99

    The finest translation in and for our time' (Kevin Crossley-Holland) Sir Gawain and The Green Knight, with its intricate plot of enchantment and betrayal is probably the most skilfully told story in the whole of the English Arthurian cycle. Originating from the north-west midlands of England, it is based on two separate and very ancient Celtic... more...

  • Troilus and Criseydeby Geoffrey Chaucer; Barry Windeatt

    Oxford University Press, UK 1998; US$ 8.99

    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; Not Available

    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 Complete English Poemsby John Donne

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; Not Available

    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$ 95.00

    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...

  • Thomas Matthews's Welsh Records in Parisby Dylan Rees; J. Gwynfor Jones

    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...

  • Sir Thomas Wyatt and the Rhetoric of Rewritingby Chris Stamatakis

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 109.99

    Chris Stamatakis reappraises Sir Thomas Wyatt (c.1504-1542) as a poetic innovator from the literary avant-garde of early Tudor England. He discusses Wyatt's reflections on the writing process, and his awareness of how words can be turned in new directions - that is, rewritten, amended, transformed, manipulated, even performed - over the course... more...

  • Pearlby Jane Draycott; Bernard O'Donoghue

    Carcanet 2011; US$ 14.51

    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...

  • Pearlby Jane Draycott; Bernard O'Donoghue

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2011; US$ 15.95

    One of the great treasures of the British Library, this 14th-century poem is a work of brilliance. This new translation remakes the imaginative intensity of the original, in which a father sees his lost daughter on the far bank of a river in a dream landscape radiant with jewels. An account of loss and consolation that retains its force across six... more...