A Concise Companion to Middle English Literature

A Concise Companion to Middle English Literature

Description

Like other volumes in the Blackwell Concise Companions series, this collection of essays on Middle English literature examines contextual issues that are key to the understanding and interpretation of a distinctive period of writing. The essays are unified around the concept that Middle English literature is 'different' from the literature of other periods in particular ways, and that it is this difference that makes it especially fascinating for readers. The book offers readers who are approaching Middle English literature for the first time the information that they need to understand a period that is sometimes perceived to be arcane; but the incorporation of new material and insights makes the volume essential reading also for specialists in the field. Information about the period is tied throughout to the analysis of texts. The book integrates exploration of Chaucer's writings with consideration of his Middle English predecessors, contemporaries and successors. Often isolated from other Middle English writers, Chaucer is examined in the context of the period that he both typifies and subverts.


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Details

Author(s)
Marilyn Corrie
Dimensions
162 x 237 x 27mm | 562g
Publication date
27 Feb 2008
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Imprint
Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publication City/Country
Chicester, United Kingdom
Language
English
ISBN10
1405184833
ISBN13
9781405184830