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Anglo-Saxon (Beginnings through 1066)

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  • Edmund Spenserby Andrew Hadfield

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    This collection represents some of the best recent critical writing on Edmund Spenser, a major Renaissance English poet. The essays cover the whole of Spensers work, from early literary experiments such as The Shepeardes Calenda r, to his unfinished crowning work, The Fairie Queene . The introduction provides an overview of critical responses to Spenser,... more...

  • The Lives of the Miller's Taleby Peter G. Beidler

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    With his Miller's Tale Chaucer transformed a colorless Middle Dutch account into the lively, dramatic story of raunchy Nicholas, sexy Alison, foolish John and squeamish Absolon. This book focuses on the ways Chaucer made his narrative more effective through dialogue, scene division, music, visual effects and staging. The author pays special attention... more...

  • Worldmaking Spenserby Patrick Cheney; Lauren Silberman

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Worldmaking Spenser reexamines the role of Spenser's work in English history and highlights the richness and complexity of his understanding of place. The volume centers on the idea that complex and allusive literary works such as The Faerie Queene must be read in the context of the cultural, literary, political, economic, and ideological forces... more...

  • Aemilia Lanyerby Marshall Grossman

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Aemilia Lanyer was a Londoner of Jewish-Italian descent and the mistress of Queen Elizabeth's Lord Chamberlain. But in 1611 she did something extraordinary for a middle-class woman of the seventeenth century: she published a volume of original poems. Using standard genres to address distinctly feminine concerns, Lanyer's work is varied, subtle, provocative,... more...

  • The Book of Kyng Arthurby Charles Moorman

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Beginning with a consideration of Malory's ingenious chronology, this study shows that Malory achieved thematic and structural unity by selecting from the great mass of Arthurian legend three narrative strands -- the intrigues of Lancelot and Guinevere, the Grail quest, and the feud between the houses of Lot and Pellinore -- using these to illustrate... more...

  • Chaucer and the Country of the Starsby Chauncy Wood

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 52.00

    Professor Wood examines in detail the astrological references in The Canterbury Tales, Troilus and Criseyde , and The Complaint of Mars , using mediaeval source materials not only to elucidate the technicalities of the imagery but also to analyze its poetic function. Originally published in 1970. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest... more...

  • Quantitative Analysis of Poetic Textsby Ioan-Iovitz Popescu; Mihaiela Lupea; Doina Tatar; Gabriel Altmann

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    The book presents methods for the objective analysis of poetic language. Common objects of literary studies such as rhythm, semantic explications, interpretation and personal impressions are avoided. Only those properties of poetic texts are taken into account that could be quantified. For all methods both statistical tests, theoretical... more...

  • The Exeter Book Riddlesby Kevin Crossley-Holland

    Enitharmon Press 2008; US$ 9.99

    The ninety-six Anglo-Saxon riddles in the eleventh-century Exeter Book are poems of great charm, zest, and subtlety. Ranging from natural phenomena (such as icebergs and storms at sea) to animal and bird life, from the Christian concept of the creation to prosaic domestic objects (such as a rake and a pair of bellows), and from weaponry to the peaceful... more...

  • Chaucer's The Canterbury Talesby James L. Roberts

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2000; US$ 5.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. Join Chaucer's band of pilgrims on their journey in CliffsNotes on The... more...

  • Donne, Castiglione and the Poetry of Courtlinessby Peter DeSa Wiggins

    Indiana University Press 2001; US$ 27.95

    Donne, Castiglione, and the Poetry of CourtlinessPeter DeSa Wiggins The influence of The Book of the Courtier on the work of John Donne. John Donne has been described as a "poet of ambition," who used his poems as agents in his quest for preferment among the elites of Elizabethan and... more...