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Medieval Writers and Their Work By J. A. Burrow

Medieval Writers and Their Work
by J. A. Burrow

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J. A. Burrow places the writers of the Medieval period (1100-1500) in their historical context and explains not only how authors such as Chaucer, Gower, and Langland wrote, but why. He shows that Middle English literature is more readily accessible than imagined and well worth reading.
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Medieval Writers and Their Work: Middle English Literature 1100-1500 by J. A. Burrow

J. A. Burrow shows that the literature of authors such as Chaucer, Gower, and Langland is more readily accessible than usually imagined, and well worth reading too. By placing medieval writers in their historical context - the four centuries between the Norman Conquest and the Renaissance - Professor Burrow explains not only how they wrote, but why. This book provides a valuable introduction to the problems which a modern reader encounters when approaching Middle English writings for the first time.

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This book is the most effective introduction to Middle English literature that I know. It is everywhere alert to the ways that modern literary sensibilities need to be adjusted in order to appreciate the medieval norm, and Burrow combines astonishing learning with a pedagogical shrewdness that always picks out just the telling passage or focusing cultural fact. This second edition adds a great deal of new and equally important material to a work that had already become a classic in its own right. Christopher Cannon, Girton College, Cambridge an excellent book for drawing attention to and clarifying the special difficulties of Middle English literature TLS

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GOR001141121
Medieval Writers and Their Work: Middle English Literature 1100-1500 by J. A. Burrow
J. A. Burrow
OPUS
Used - Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1982-05-20
160
0192891227
9780192891228
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.