Essays on Medieval Literature

Essays on Medieval Literature

by J. A. Burrow, Burrow
ISBN-10:
0198111878
ISBN-13:
9780198111870
Pub. Date:
08/28/2001
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA

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ISBN-13: 9780198111870
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 08/28/2001
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.75(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviationsvi
1.Poems Without Contexts: The Rawlinson Lyrics1
2.Chaucer's Knight's Tale And The Three Ages Of Man27
3.Irony In The Merchant's Tale49
4.Four Notes On Chaucer's Sir Thopas60
I.An Agony in Three Fits61
II.'Listeth, Lordes'66
III.The Title 'Sir'69
IV.'Worly under Wede'74
5.The Action Of Langland's Second Vision79
6.The Audience Of Piers Plowman102
Postscript113
7.Honour And Shame In Sir Gaw Ain And The Green Knight117
8.Fantasy And Language In The Cloud Of Unknowing132
9.Henryson: The Preaching Of The Swallow148
10.The Poet As Petitioner161
11.'Young Saint, Old Devil': Reflections On A Medieval Proverb177
12.Allegory: The Literal Level192
Index213

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