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Medieval Writers and their Work: Middle English Literature 1100-1500 / Edition 2
     

Medieval Writers and their Work: Middle English Literature 1100-1500 / Edition 2

by J. A. Burrow
 

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ISBN-10: 0199532044

ISBN-13: 9780199532049

Pub. Date: 04/15/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press

When a group of white boys hurl racial epithets at young Desmond, he turns to his mentor, Father Trevor. But the priest’s advice—forgiveness instead of retribution—isn’t what Desmond wants to hear. “Let me tell you a secret, Desmond,” Father Trevor advises him. “When you forgive someone, you free yourself from what they have

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When a group of white boys hurl racial epithets at young Desmond, he turns to his mentor, Father Trevor. But the priest’s advice—forgiveness instead of retribution—isn’t what Desmond wants to hear. “Let me tell you a secret, Desmond,” Father Trevor advises him. “When you forgive someone, you free yourself from what they have said or done. It’s like magic.” This morality tale from Archbishop Tutu and Abrams, who previously collaborated on God’s Dream, does indeed end with forgiveness and a quiet reconciliation between Desmond and one of his tormentors. However, no historical context is provided within the framework of the story (a brief intro alludes to apartheid); without more clues as to what life was like in a society that institutionalized racism, readers may be puzzled why Father Trevor doesn’t assert his moral authority on behalf of Desmond. Yes, forgiveness is important, but what about justice? Ford’s oil illustrations do a fine job of capturing the dusty days of township life, as well as Desmond’s dark nights of the soul. Ages 6–10. Agent: Lynn Franklin, Lynn Franklin Associates. Illustrator’s agent: Steven Malk, Writers House. (Jan.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199532049
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
04/15/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1. The period and the literature
2. Writers, audiences, and readers
3. Major genres
4. Modes of meaning
5. The afterlife of Middle English literature
Notes
Bibliography

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