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Anglo-Norman period. Early English. Middle

  • 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...

  • 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 World Split Openby Margaret Atwood; Wallace Stegner; Edward P. Jones; Ursula K. Le Guin; Marilynne Robinson

    Tin House Books 2014; US$ 16.95

    Since 1984, Literary Arts has welcomed many of the world?s most renowned authors and storytellers to its stage for one of the country?s largest lectures series. Sold-out crowds congregate at Portland?s Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall to hear these writers? discuss their work and their thoughts on the trajectory of contemporary literature and culture.... more...

  • 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...

  • Troilus and Criseyde in Modern Verseby Geoffrey Chaucer; Joseph Glaser; Christine Chism

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 11.50

    This fast-moving Modern English version of Chaucer's greatest tragic romance highlights the poem's rapid shifts in register and diction as well as its subtle and elusive characterizations, while preserving the enchanting rhyme-royal stanza of the Middle English original. Christine Chism's Introduction illuminates the work's historical context, poetic... more...

  • Five Middle English Arthurian Romancesby Valerie Krishna

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00

    The poems in this collection will give the reader an appreciation of both the distinctiveness and the variety of the medieval English Arthurian tradition and highlight some of this important chapter in Arthurian legend literature. The Middle English stories are different in style and structure to the later French romances, composed in poetic forms... more...

  • The Avowing of King Arthurby Roger Dahood

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 105.00

    This book presents the manuscript of the original poem, from the Ireland Blackburne MS. The composition is from some time between the late 14 th and late 15 th century. Originally published in 1984, this book introduces the manuscript with historical details and discussion of its language, structure and sources, including a bibliography of related... more...

  • A New Introduction to Chaucerby D. S. Brewer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 112.95

    This new introduction to Chaucer has been radically rewritten since the previous edition which was published in 1984. The book is a controversial and modern restatement of some of the traditional views on Chaucer, and seeks to present a rounded introduction to his life, cultural setting and works. Professor Brewer takes into account recent literary... more...

  • Margery Kempeby A E Goodman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95

    Daughter of a mayor of King's Lynn, wife of a burgess there and mother of fourteen children, Margery Kempe (c. 1373-post 1438) was also a religious mystic and hysteric, who dictated her 'autobiography' to a scribe at the end of her life. In this history of her life, Anthony Goodman examines "The Book", to reconstruct as much of her conventional biography... more...