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  • The Poetic Voices of John Gowerby Matthew W. Irvin

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    An examination of Gower's skilful deployment of personae in his works, showing the parallels between the way he treats love, and the way he treats politics. more...

  • Malory and his European Contemporariesby Miriam Edlich-Muth

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    A reconsideration of Arthurian compilations in the late middle ages, looking at the complex ways in which they reshape their material for new audiences. more...

  • Perilous Passagesby Julie A. Chappell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00

    This study will significantly further our interpretations of the unique autobiography of Margery Kempe, lay woman turned mystic and visionary. Following the manuscript from a Carthusian monastery through history, Chappell bridges the gaps in our understanding of the transmission of texts from the medieval past to the present. more...

  • Jankyn's Book of Wikked Wyvesby Traugott Lawler; Ralph Hanna; Karl Young

    University of Georgia Press 2014; US$ 89.95

    In volume 1 of Jankyn’s 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 Jankyn’s Book , volume 2, Lawler and Hanna revisit one of those texts by way of presenting all the known contemporary... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Introduction to Geoffrey Chaucerby Tison Pugh

    University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 69.95

    Geoffrey Chaucer is widely considered the father of English literature. This introduction begins with a review of his life and the cultural milieu of fourteenth-century England and then expands into analyses of such major works as The Parliament of Fowls, Troilus and Criseyde, and, of course, the Canterbury Tales, examining them alongside a selection... more...