Medieval Romance

Author: C. Southam
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415133968
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Comprises of individual volumes on: Dante, Geoffrey Chaucer (2 volumes), Sir Thomas Malory, John Skelton and Edmund Spenser. The Critical Heritagegathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents contemporary responses to a writer's work, enabling students and researchers to read for themselves, for example, comments on early performances of Shakespeare's plays, or reactions to the first publication of Jane Austen's novels. The carefully selected sources range from landmark essays in the history of criticism to journalism and contemporary opinion, and little published documentary material such as letters and diaries. Significant pieces of criticism from later periods are also included, in order to demonstrate the fluctuations in an author's reputation. Each volume contains an introduction to the writer's published works, a selected bibliography, and an index of works, authors and subjects. The Collected Critical Heritagewill be available as a set of 68 volumes and the series will also be available in mini sets selected by period (in slipcase boxes) and as individual volumes. Publication: October 1995.

Sir Thomas Malory

Author: Marylyn Parins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134783906
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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Understanding Genre And Medieval Romance

Author: Kevin Sean Whetter
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754661429
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Unique in combining a comprehensive and comparative study of genre with a study of romance, this book constitutes a significant contribution to ongoing critical debates over the definition of romance and the genre and artistry of Malory's Morte Darthur. K.S. Whetter addresses the questions of how exactly romance might be defined and how such an awareness of genre impacts upon both the understanding and reception of the texts in question.

Readings In Medieval Texts

Author: David Frame Johnson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199261635
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"By bringing together new reflections on canonical, and some non-canonical, writings from the earliest period of English literature to c.1500, Readings in Medieval Texts offers a unique insight into medieval literary production that provides students with essential tools for close reading and textual analysis. An introductory chapter highlights overarching trends in the composition of English literature in the Anglo-Saxon and later medieval periods, and provides an overview of the textual continuities and innovations. Individual chapters themselves give detailed information about context, authorship, date, and critical views on texts, before providing fascinating and thought-provoking examinations of crucial excerpts and themes." "This book will be invaluable for undergraduate and graduate students on all courses in Medieval Studies, particularly those focusing on understanding literature and its role in society."--BOOK JACKET.

The Cambridge Companion To The Arthurian Legend

Author: Elizabeth Archibald
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139827812
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For more than a thousand years, the adventures of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table have been retold across Europe. They have inspired some of the most important works of European literature, particularly in the medieval period: the romances of Chrétien de Troyes, Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur. In the nineteenth century, interest in the Arthurian legend revived with Tennyson, Wagner and Twain. This Companion outlines the evolution of the legend from the earliest documentary sources to Spamalot, and analyses how some of the major motifs of the legend have been passed down in both medieval and modern texts. With a map of Arthur's Britain, a chronology of key texts and a guide to further reading, this volume itself will contribute to the continuing fascination with the King and his many legends.

Guide To Reprints

Author: Albert James Diaz
Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Co
ISBN: 9783598238963
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Critical Survey Of Long Fiction Thomas Mcguane J B Priestley

Author: Carl Edmund Rollyson
Publisher: Salem PressInc
ISBN: 9780893568870
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Entries cover biographical information, a bibliography of writings, and a critical analysis of each author's longer works of fiction, and address long fiction written in various time periods, countries, and genres.

Marriage Adultery And Inheritance In Malory S Morte Darthur

Author: Karen Cherewatuk
Publisher: Ds Brewer
ISBN: 9781843840893
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An exploration of how Malory deals with the themes of love, marriage and adultery, revealing the socially conservative vantage of the gentry and nobility.