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Anglo-Saxon (Beginnings through 1066)

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  • Chaucer and the Taverners of Ipswichby Beverly Mary Boyd

    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...

  • A John Donne Companion (Routledge Revivals)by Robert H. Ray

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    First published in 1990, this title provides a compendium of useful information for any reader of Donne to have at hand: crucial biographical material, historical contextualisation, and details about his life?s work. The intention throughout is to enhance understanding and appreciation, without being exhaustive. The major portion of the volume, in... more...

  • A Preface to Donneby James Winny

    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...

  • The Arthur of the Italiansby Regina Psaki; Gloria Allaire

    University of Wales Press 2014; US$ 130.00

    The Arthurian legend in medieval and Renaissance Italy is the focus of this new collaborative history. 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...

  • 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...

  • Between Two Windowsby Oli Hazzard

    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...

  • On Melancholyby Robert Burton

    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...

  • 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...