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- University of Minnesota Press 1997; US$ 82.50
John Dryden claimed to share a kindred spirit, a congenial soul, with Geoffrey Chaucer, and he was not alone. Reading critics reading Chaucer, Stephanie Trigg makes us privy to the special communities-modeled on the pilgrimage to Canterbury-that rose up around the author as commentators through the ages sought spiritual or emotional intimacy with him.... more...
- Liverpool University Press 1999; US$ 75.00
This volume brings together eighteen substantial essays by distinguished scholars, critics and translators, and two interviews with eminent figures of British theatre, to explore the idea and practice of translation. The individual, but conceptually related, contributions examine topics from the Renaissance to the present in the context of apt exploration... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2005; US$ 9.50
Readers of this witty and fluent new translation of The Canterbury Tales should find themselves turning page after page: by recasting Chaucer's ten-syllable couplets into eight-syllable lines, Joseph Glaser achieves a lighter, more rapid cadence than other translators, a four-beat rhythm well-established in the English poetic tradition up to Chaucer's... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 135.80
What is most strikingly new about the transcultural is its sudden ubiquity. Following in the wake of previous concepts in cultural and literary studies such as creolization, hybridity, and syncretism, and signalling a family relationship to terms such as transnationality, translocality, and transmigration, transcultural terminology has... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 140.00
Venus Owne Clerk: Chaucers Debt to the Confessio Amantis will appeal to all those who value a bit of integration of Chaucer and Gower studies. It develops the unusual theme that the Canterbury Tales were signally influenced by John Gowers Confessio Amantis , resulting in a set-up which is entirely different from the one... more...
- 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...