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- University of Georgia Press 2014; US$ 89.95
In volume 1 of Jankyns Book of Wikked Wyves (Georgia, 1997), Ralph Hanna and Traugott Lawler presented authoritative versions of three medieval texts invoked by Jankyn (fifth husband of the Wife of Bath) in The Canterbury Tales . In Jankyns Book , volume 2, Lawler and Hanna revisit one of those texts by way of presenting all the known contemporary... more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2014; US$ 159.95
New historical facts are brought to light by this distinguished professor of Chaucer studies. Those familiar with the poet will be engaged and delighted by this critical investigation of the Canterbury Tales. Professor Boyd, a specialist in Middle English, brings a new level of understanding to the work by revealing important aspects of the Middle... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.95
Probably the most famous of the Metaphysical poets, John Donne worked with and influenced many of the leading poets of the age. This excellent introduction to his life and works sets his writing firmly in the context of his times. 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...
- 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...
- Carcanet Press Ltd. 2012; US$ 9.99
The first book of poems by Oli Hazzard, this compilation exposes its author as a consummate master of language, a gifted writer of free verse with the ability to write in traditional poetic forms and stretch the forms to their limits. Through lyrical poems and satires, this collection explores contrasting milieus such as city and country and reality... more...
- Hesperus Press 2014; US$ 10.99
Journey through the subject of melancholia in an easily accessible volume touching on topics from love and sex to religion and geography Burton's The Anatomy of Melancholy is one of the great but unclassifiable prose works in English literature: diverting, delightfully rambling, and filled with recondite learning and peculiar facts and speculations.... more...
- 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...
- 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...