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Anglo-Norman period. Early English. Middle

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  • An Introduction to The Gawain-Poetby Ad Putter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    The late 14th century produced a crop of brilliant writers: Chaucer, Langland and Gower. Their achievement was rivalled only by a series of four works generally agreed to have been written by a single northern author, known as the Gawain-Poet. This book introduces the reader to the Gawain-poet's four surviving works: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight... more...

  • Historians on Chaucer: The 'General Prologue' to the Canterbury Talesby Stephen Rigby; Alastair Minnis

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 97.99

    As literary scholars have long insisted, an interdisciplinary approach is vital if modern readers are to make sense of works of medieval literature. In particular, rather than reading the works of medieval authors as addressing us across the centuries about some timeless or ahistorical 'human condition', critics from a wide range of theoretical... 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...

  • Malory's Anatomy of Chivalryby Paul Rovang

    Fairleigh Dickinson 2014; US$ 74.99

    This book examines sixteen key figures in the Morte Darthur providing insight into each as an exemplar of chivalric values presented by the author to his own troubled times. more...

  • Bloom's How to Write about Geoffrey Chaucerby Michelle M. Sauer

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    Fourteenth-century author, poet, and civil servant Geoffrey Chaucer has delighted readers with his colorful tales filled with humanity, grace, and strength. He is best known for "The Canterbury Tales", a vibrant account of life in England during his own day. This book presents that canonical work along with some of Chaucer's lesser-known... more...

  • Lesermodelle und Lesertheorienby Marcus Willand

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    The theory and practice of literary studies has long been characterized by a virtually unnoticed asymmetry: the striking contrast between an intense effort to create a scientific foundation for the discipline and the equally striking paucity of efforts to systematically incorporate the reader models arising from these positions. This study attempts... more...

  • Verfilmung von Lyrikby Simin N Littschwager

    Tectum Verlag 2011; US$ 20.94

    Hauptbeschreibung Verfilmte Gedichte - gibt es das? Ja und ob! Weltweit erfreuen sich Poetryfilme aus der filmisch-literarischen Subkultur einer wachsenden Popularität. Das "ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival" in Berlin ist eines ihrer wichtigsten Foren. In den Feuilletons jedoch ist man sich als Schützer des 'Hochkulturguts Lyrik' uneinig, was davon zu... more...

  • Metzler Lexikon englischsprachiger Autorinnen und Autorenby Eberhard Kreutzer; Ansgar Nünning

    J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2006; US$ 25.91

    650 Autoren im Porträt. Wer sich als englischsprachiger Literat oder als Schriftstellerin einen Namen gemacht hat - hier ist das Wichtigste über Werk und Wirken nachzulesen: vom frühen Mittelalter bis zur unmittelbaren Gegenwart. Über den bekannten Kanon hinaus präsentiert das Lexikon viele Autoren aus dem globalen Einzugsbereich der "New English... more...

  • Language of Literatureby Adrian Beard

    Routledge 2003; US$ 23.95

    Built around the assessment objectives for AS and A2 level English, offering explanations, examples, exercises, summaries, a glossary of key terms and suggested answers. more...