Life in Words: Essays on Chaucer, the Gawain-Poet, and by Jill Mann,Mark Rasmussen

By Jill Mann,Mark Rasmussen

This quantity collects fifteen landmark essays released during the last 3 many years by way of the celebrated medievalist Jill Mann. Bringing jointly her essays on Chaucer, the Gawain-poet, and Malory, the gathering foregrounds the typical curiosity within the semantic implications of key vocabulary reminiscent of “authority,” “adventure,” and “price” that hyperlinks them together.

Mann, one of many most interesting critics of heart English literature in her new release, makes use of the ideas recommended via the language of medieval literature itself as a manner into the masterpieces of center English, together with The Canterbury Tales, Troilus and Criseyde, Sir Gawain and the golf green Knight, and the Morte Darthur.

An prolonged creation by way of Mark Rasmussen brings out the character of the subjects that run in the course of the assortment, analyses the severe tools in play, and assesses their value within the context of heart English stories during the last thirty years.

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