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John Gower: Poems on Contemporary Events (Hardback)

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ISBN 10: 1851242902 / ISBN 13: 9781851242900
Edité par The Bodleian Library, United Kingdom, 2011
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Language: N/A. Brand New Book. The English poet John Gower (ca. 1340-1408) wrote important Latin poems witnessing the two crucial political events of his day: the Peasants Revolt of 1381 and in 1399 the deposition of Richard II, in the Visio Anglie (A Vision of England) and Cronica tripertita (A Chronicle in Three Parts), respectively. Both poems, usually transmitted with Gower s major Latin work, Vox clamantis, are key primary sources for the historical record, as well as marking culminating points in the development of English literature. The earlier Visio Anglie is verbally derivative of numerous, varied sources, by way of its literary allusions, but is also highly original in its invention and disposition. On the other hand, the Cronica tripertita s organization, even in details, is highly derivative, and from a single source, but its verbal texture is all invented. This volume includes Latin texts of these poems of Gower, newly established from the manuscripts, with commentary on Gower s relation with the rest of the contemporary historical record and with his literary forebears and contemporaries, including Ovid, Virgil, Peter Riga, Nigel Witeker, and Godfrey of Viterbo. This volume also includes Modern English verse translations of the two poems, which are at once critically accurate and enjoyably accessible. N° de réf. du libraire AAH9781851242900

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Titre : John Gower: Poems on Contemporary Events (...

Éditeur : The Bodleian Library, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 2011

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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The English poet John Gower (ca. 1330-1408) wrote important Latin poems witnessing the two crucial political events of his day: the Peasants' Revolt of 1381 and in 1399 the deposition of Richard II, in the Visio Anglie (A Vision of England) and Cronica tripertita (A Chronicle in Three Parts), respectively. Both poems, usually transmitted with Gower's major Latin work, Vox clamantis, are key primary sources for the historical record, as well as marking culminating points in the development of English literature. The earlier Visio Anglie is verbally derivative of numerous, varied sources, by way of its literary allusions, but is also highly original in its invention and disposition. On the other hand, the Cronica tripertita's organization, even in details, is highly derivative, and from a single source, but its verbal texture is all invented. This volume includes Latin texts of these poems of Gower, newly established from the manuscripts, with commentary on Gower's relation with the rest of the contemporary historical record and with his literary forebears and contemporaries, including Ovid, Virgil, Peter Riga, Nigel Witeker, and Godfrey of Viterbo. This volume also includes Modern English verse translations of the two poems, which are at once critically accurate and enjoyably accessible.

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David R. Carlson is Professor of English and cross-appointed to the Department of Classical and Religious Studies at the University of Ottawa. He is the author of The Latin Writings of John Skelton (1991), English Humanist Books: Writers and Patrons, Manuscript and Print, 1475-1525 (1993), and Chaucer's Jobs (2004). He has also edited a number of writings relating to Richard II, among them Concordia, a poem by Richard Maidstone (2003), and 'The Record and Process of the Renunciation and Deposition of Richard II' (2007). The author of numerous articles, he has written widely on Gower, Lydgate, Chaucer, Barclay, Usk, and Whethamstede, on the literary and cultural politics of medieval and early modern England, and on a range of problems and controversies in early printing history.

A.G. Rigg, Professor Emeritus at the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, has been instrumental in defining the field of Anglo-Latin studies over some four decades. He is founding editor of Toronto Medieval Latin Texts and the author of A History of Anglo-Latin Literature, 1066-1422 (1992). He has edited the poems of Walter of Wimborne (1978) and, with Charlotte Brewer, the Z version of Piers Plowman (1982), and has published verse translations of 'De coniuge non ducenda' under the title Gawain on Marriage (1986), as well as the poetry of Richard Maidstone (2003), among many other works. He is co-editor, with Frank Mantello, of Medieval Latin: An Introduction and Bibliographical Guide (1996). His remarkable contribution to medieval scholarship has been honoured in two volumes: Anglo-Latin and Its Heritage, edited by Siân Echard and Gernot R. Wieland (2001) and Interstices: Studies in Middle English and Anglo-Latin Texts, edited by Richard Firth Green and Linne R. Mooney (2004).

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