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The Myth of Piers Plowman - Constructing a Medieval Literary Archive

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Book Series: Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature ISBN: 9781107043633 9781107338821 Year: Pages: 242 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_472471 Language: English
Publisher: Cambridge University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Addressing the history of the production and reception of the great medieval poem, Piers Plowman, Lawrence Warner reveals the many ways in which scholars, editors and critics over the centuries created their own speculative narratives about the poem, which gradually came to be regarded as factually true. Warner begins by considering the possibility that Langland wrote a romance about a werewolf and bear-suited lovers, and he goes on to explore the methods of the poem's localization, and medieval readers' particular interest in its Latinity. Warner shows that the 'Protestant Piers' was a reaction against the poem's oral mode of transmission, reveals the extensive eighteenth-century textual scholarship on the poem by figures including the maligned Chaucer editor John Urry, and contextualizes its first modernization by a literary forger inspired by the 1790s Shakespeare controversies. This lively account of Piers Plowman challenges the way the poem has traditionally been read and understood. This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.

In the Wake of the Sun: Navigating the Southern Works of Cormac McCarthy

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ISBN: 0979729270 9780979729270 Year: Pages: xxiii, 376 DOI: 10.7290/V7MW2F2T Language: English
Publisher: Newfound Press
Subject: History
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