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- Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 72.80
Readers today no longer relish sustained allegorical narratives the way they did in the Middle Ages, when the art of other-speaking was as dominant in poetic discourse as it was elsewhere. Yet we live in an age which, following the postmodernist dictum that any sign can only refer to other signs, has declared all language liable to the... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 86.80
This book presents a major re-examination of the works of the fifteenth-century Scottish poet, Robert Henryson. Encompassing the full range of the poets work, Professor John MacQueen opens up previously unexplored areas of both Henrysons literary practice and his underlying moral and philosophical vision. MacQueen argues that numerology... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 80.00
Radical reinterpretation of Old English poetry and its relation to Anglo-Saxon thought and society. more...
- University of Ottawa Press 1978; US$ 16.99
The medieval poem Cursor Mundi is a biblical verse account of the history of the world, offering a chronological overview of salvation history from Creation to Doomsday. Originating in northern England around the year 1300, the poem was frequently copied in the north before appearing in a southern version in substantially altered form. Although... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
First published in 1990, Chaucer and the Social Contest takes a fresh view of The Canterbury Tales , by placing the storytelling contest among the Canterbury pilgrims within the larger social contests in the changing England of the late fourteenth century. The author focuses on three crucial fields of contention: the division of social duties into... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 54.00
Fourteenth-century author, poet, and civil servant Geoffrey Chaucer is best known for "The Canterbury Tales," his major literary achievement. "The Canterbury Tales" is a collection of stories as told by fictional pilgrims on their way to the cathedral at Canterbury. The work is remarkable for its use of the English vernacular and... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 114.95
Playing the Canterbury Tales addresses the additions, continuations and reordering found in early copies of the Canterbury Tales. Using examples and theories from new media studies, Higl demonstrates that the Tales are best viewed as an 'interactive fiction.' Readers participated in the on-going creation and production of the tales by adding... more...