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Anglo-Norman period. Early English. Middle

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  • Book of the Incipitby D. Vance Smith

    University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 40.00

    In the first book to examine one of the most peculiar features of one of the greatest and most perplexing poems of England?s late Middle Ages?the successive attempts of Piers Plowman to begin, and to keep beginning?D. Vance Smith compels us to rethink beginning, as concept and practice, in both medieval and contemporary terms. more...

  • Chaucer's Visions of Manhoodby Holly A. Crocker

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 105.00

    This book argues that Chaucer challenges his culture's mounting obsession with vision, constructing a model of 'manhed' that blurs the distinction between agency and passivity in a traditional gender binary. more...

  • Congenial Soulsby Stephanie Trigg

    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...

  • A Concise Companion to Chaucerby Corinne Saunders

    Wiley 2008; US$ 79.95

    This concise companion provides a succinct introduction to Chaucer?s major works, the contexts in which he wrote, and to medieval thought more generally. Opens with a general introductory section discussing London life and politics, books and authority, manuscripts and readers. Subsequent sections focus on Chaucer?s major works ? the... more...

  • Lydgate Mattersby Lisa H. Cooper; Andrea Denny-Brown

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 110.00

    This collection seeks to re-evaluate fifteenth-century English poetry in light of recent scholarly interest in the verse of popular poet John Lydgate and medieval material culture more broadly. more...

  • Translating Lifeby Shirley Chew; Alistair Stead

    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...

  • The Canterbury Tales in Modern Verseby Geoffrey Chaucer; Joseph Glaser

    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...

  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knightby J. R. R. Tolkien; E. V. Gordon; Norman Davis

    Oxford University Press, UK 1967; US$ 54.99

    Three epic poems from 14th century England speak of life during the age of chivalry. Translated from medieval English. more...

  • The Portable Chaucerby Geoffrey Chaucer; Theodore Morrison

    Penguin Publishing Group 1977; US$ 20.00

    In the fourteenth century Geoffrey Chaucer, who served three kings as a customs official and special envoy, virtually invented English poetry. He did so by wedding the language of common speech to metrical verse, creating a medium that could accommodate tales of courtly romance, bawdy fabliaux , astute psychological portraiture, dramatic monologues,... more...

  • A Genealogy of Cyborgothicby Dr Dongshin Yi

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95

    A Genealogy of the Cyborgothic imagines a new literary genre emerging from gothic literature and science fiction that will help to envision a cyborg-friendly, non-anthropocentric posthuman society. Dongshin Yi introduces mothering as an aesthetic and ethical practice that can enable a posthumanist relationship between human and non-human beings as... more...