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Middle English Lyrics: Authorative Texts, Critical and Historical Backgrounds, Perspectives on Six Poems
     

Middle English Lyrics: Authorative Texts, Critical and Historical Backgrounds, Perspectives on Six Poems

by Richard L. Hoffman
 

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This Norton Critical Edition offers one of the largest collections of Middle English lyrics ever made available to the college student.
It is the only anthology which includes all thirty-one English lyrics from MS Harley 2253, all the verses by Friar Herebert printed in Brown XIV, and all the important poems given in Robbins' Secular Lyrics.
In all there are 245

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This Norton Critical Edition offers one of the largest collections of Middle English lyrics ever made available to the college student.
It is the only anthology which includes all thirty-one English lyrics from MS Harley 2253, all the verses by Friar Herebert printed in Brown XIV, and all the important poems given in Robbins' Secular Lyrics.
In all there are 245 lyrics, arranged thematically.
To make these delightful poems accessible to the modern reader, the editors have removed many of the orthographic impediments inherent in Middle English verse and have modernized punctuation, capitalization, and obsolete letters while scrupulously seeking to retain the substantive integrity of the poems.
"Critical and Historical Backgrounds" are provided in essays by Peter Dronke, Stephen Manning, Raymond Oliver, and Rosemary Woolf. In a special section, six poems are singled out for critical comment by A. K. Moore, Edmund Reiss, D. W. Robertson, Jr., E. T. Donaldson, John Speirs, Thomas Jemielity, D. G. Halliburton, Leo Spitzer, and others.
Two of these lyrics, "Maiden in the mor lay" and "I sing of a maiden," are discussed by four different scholars. In all, twenty-five poems are discussed in the essays.
The volume also includes a list of Abbreviations, a Table of Textual Sources and Dates, a Select Bibliography, and an Index of First Lines.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393093384
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1974
Series:
Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description:
Norton Critical Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Richard L. Hoffman was Professor of English at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He was the author of Ovid and the Canterbury Tales and of many papers in medieval studies and co-author of A Companion to the Roots of Modern English.

Maxwell S. Luria teaches English at Temple University and is the author of A Reader's Guide to the Roman de la Rose and articles on medieval English and French literature.

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