The owl and the nightingale

text and translation

Author: Neil Cartlidge

Publisher: Liverpool University Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 202

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The Owl and the Nightingale is one of the first and greatest long comic poems in the English language and one of the best-known and most accomplished of all medieval literary texts. By turns both gleefully trivial and allusively serious, it has been described by literary critics as a "most miraculous piece of writing", "a marvel of literary art" and "a truly amazing phenomenon". There is no other edition currently in print and this is the first new English edition of the poem since 1960. The book contains a lively parallel-text translation in modern English, as well as a glossary, notes and Introduction. The edition has involved a complete reconsideration of the poem's complex textual history, its linguistic provenance and the practices of its scribes, as well as its possible sources.

The Poems of the Pearl Manuscript

Pearl, Cleanness, Patience, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Author: Malcolm Andrew,Ronald Waldron

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520046313

Category: English poetry

Page: 376

View: 3224

This third edition of The Poems of the Pearl Manuscript has been newly revised and updated, taking account of some of the more important textual and interpretative notes and articles published on the poems since the appearance of the first edition in 1978.

Key Concepts in Medieval Literature

Author: Elizabeth Solopova,Stuart Lee

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137083468

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 6997

Key Concepts in Medieval Literature introduces students to the major authors, themes and genres of the English Middle Ages. These are discussed in concise focused essays, accompanied by summaries and recommendations for further reading, highlighting the need to see texts in context, both historically and linguistically.

Medieval English Lyrics

A Critical Anthology

Author: Reginald Thorne Davies

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810100756

Category: Poetry

Page: 384

View: 5323

Contains over 180 poems, songs, and carols of medieval England in Middle English with extensive linguistic and critical notes.

Nine Medieval Romances of Magic

Re-Rhymed in Modern English

Author: Marijane Osborn

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1551119978

Category: Poetry

Page: 264

View: 7279

In this book, Marijane Osborn translates into modern English nine lively medieval verse romances, in a form that both reflects the original and makes the romances inviting to a modern audience. All nine tales contain elements of magic: shapeshifters, powerful fairies, trees that are portals to another world, and enchanted clothing and armor. Many of the tales also feature powerful women characters, while others include representations of “Saracens.” The tales address issues of enduring interest and concern, and also address sexuality, agency, and identity formation in unexpected ways.

The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Literature in English

Author: Elaine Treharne,Greg Walker,William Green

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199229120

Category: History

Page: 774

View: 5091

Bringing together the insights of new fields and approaches with those of more familiar texts and methods, this handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the state of Medieval Literature today. It discusses texts such as Beowulf, Wulf and Eadwacer, and Ancrene Wisse and authors from Ælfric to Chaucer, Langland, and the Gawain Poet.

The Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature in Britain

Author: Sian Echard,Robert Rouse

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118396987

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 2168

View: 9177

Bringing together scholarship on multilingual and intercultural medieval Britain like never before, The Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature in Britain comprises over 600 authoritative entries spanning key figures, contexts and influences in the literatures of Britain from the fifth to the sixteenth centuries. A uniquely multilingual and intercultural approach reflecting the latest scholarship, covering the entire medieval period and the full tapestry of literary languages comprises over 600 authoritative yet accessible entries on key figures, texts, critical debates, methodologies, cultural and isitroical contexts, and related terminology Represents all the literatures of the British Isles including Old and Middle English, Early Scots, Anglo-Norman, the Norse, Latin and French of Britain, and the Celtic Literatures of Wales, Ireland, Scotland and Cornwall Boasts an impressive chronological scope, covering the period from the Saxon invasions to the fifth century to the transition to the Early Modern Period in the sixteenth Covers the material remains of Medieval British literature, including manuscripts and early prints, literary sites and contexts of production, performance and reception as well as highlighting narrative transformations and intertextual links during the period

Ancrene Wisse/Guide for Anchoresses

A Translation

Author: Bella Millett

Publisher: Univ of Exeter Pr


Category: Fiction

Page: 331

View: 5472

Ancrene Wisse, the early thirteenth-century West Midlands guide for female recluses, is one of the major works of early Middle English prose. It is also a key document for our understanding of the development of medieval spirituality. The text reflects the democratization of religious experience which was one of the outcomes of the reform movements of the 'long twelfth century'.

Ancrene wisse

a corrected edition of the text in Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, ms 402, with variants from other manuscripts

Author: Bella Millett,Eric John Dobson,Richard Dance

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 477

View: 2726

The early thirteenth-century guide for women recluses, Ancrene Wisse, is not only the major surviving work in early Middle English prose, and one which was influential throughout the medieval period; it was an important document in the history of European pastoral literature. This edition is the first to draw upon the evidence of all surviving manuscripts, using a corrected version of the Corpus text as a "point of entry" to the text's history, as it was revised and adapted by its author and successors for the needs of the changing audiences. Volume I contains the text and full critical apparatus; volume II concludes the edition and contains the General Introduction, setting the work in its broad cultural and institutional context, Notes to the Text, and Glossary. Bella Millett is Reader in English at the University of Southampton.

Ancrene Wisse

A Corrected Edition of the Text in Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, Ms 402, with Variants from Other Manuscripts

Author: Eric John Dobson,Richard Dance

Publisher: N.A


Category: Ancren riwle

Page: N.A

View: 1176


Middle English Lyrics

Authoritative Texts, Critical and Historical Backgrounds, Perspectives on Six Poems

Author: Maxwell Luria,Richard Lester Hoffman

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393093384

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 360

View: 8264

Contains two hundred and fifty thematically arranged lyrics together with critical essays by such scholars as A. K. Moore, Edmund Reiss, and John Speirs


Author: Massimo Mastrogregori

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110951401

Category: History

Page: 421

View: 9097

Annually published since 1930, the International bibliography of Historical Sciences (IBOHS) is an international bibliography of the most important historical monographs and periodical articles published throughout the world, which deal with history from the earliest to the most recent times. The works are arranged systematically according to period, region or historical discipline, and within this classification alphabetically. The bibliography contains a geographical index and indexes of persons and authors.

Layamon's Arthur

The Arthurian Section of Layamon's Brut (lines 9229-14297)

Author: Layamon,William Raymond Johnston Barron,S. C. Weinberg

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9780859896856

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 290

View: 9532

Layamon's Brut is a landmark in English literature, the first major work in English after the Norman Conquest, and the precursor of a rich Arthurian literature, from Malory to Tennyson and on to our own time. This edition combines a fully-edited version of the original text with a close parallel prose translation, together with a lengthy Introduction, textual notes and a full and up-to-date bibliography. Written c.1200-1220, the Brut develops the themes of its principal source, RobertWace's Roman de Brut, itself a version of Geoffrey of Monmouth's bestseller, the Historia Regum Britanniae, in a metre and idiom reminiscent of Old English. It demonstrates the fundamental strength of a native culture which survived two centuries of French dominance to re-emerge as a fusion of a national tradition and continental influences.

The Fables of Marie de France

An English Translation

Author: Marie,Mary Lou Martin

Publisher: Summa Publications, Inc.

ISBN: 9780917786341

Category: Fables, English

Page: 259

View: 8389

Esopische fabels van de 12e eeuwse Bretonse dichteres.

Oxford Bibliographies

Latino studies

Author: Ilan Stavans

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780199913701

Category: Hispanic Americans

Page: N.A

View: 4794

"An emerging field of study that explores the Hispanic minority in the United States, Latino Studies is enriched by an interdisciplinary perspective. Historians, sociologists, anthropologists, political scientists, demographers, linguists, as well as religion, ethnicity, and culture scholars, among others, bring a varied, multifaceted approach to the understanding of a people whose roots are all over the Americas and whose permanent home is north of the Rio Grande. Oxford Bibliographies in Latino Studies offers an authoritative, trustworthy, and up-to-date intellectual map to this ever-changing discipline."--Editorial page.

A Book of Middle English

Author: J. A. Burrow,Thorlac Turville-Petre

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118697359

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 432

View: 1996

This essential Middle English textbook, now in its third edition, introduces students to the wide range of literature written in England between 1150 and 1400. New, thoroughly revised edition of this essential Middle English textbook. Introduces the language of the time, giving guidance on pronunciation, spelling, grammar, metre, vocabulary and regional dialects. Now includes extracts from ‘Pearl’ and Chaucer’s ‘Troilus and Criseyde’. Bibliographic references have been updated throughout. Each text is accompanied by detailed notes.

The Junius Manuscript

Author: Caedmon

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231515955

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 247

View: 7079

The Junius Manuscript