Product Description: A.V.C. Schmidt is concerned to rebut the common view of Langland as more concerned with the content of his `message' than with the minutiae of his art. He bases his study on close examination of particular lines and passages which establish convincingly that the poetry of Piers Plowmandemands and deserves the most attentive scrutiny and is inseparable from a proper concern with its structure and themes...read more
Product Description: Earthly Honest Things brings together the complete shorter writings of a leading international authority on William Langland. Of A. V. C. Schmidt's recent two-volume Piers Plowman: A Parallel Text Edition Derek Pearsall has said in Speculum that By any standards, it is a monumental achievement...read more
9781443837910 | Cambridge Scholars Pub, June 1, 2012, cover price $84.95 | About this edition: Earthly Honest Things brings together the complete shorter writings of a leading international authority on William Langland.
Product Description: Passion and Precision contains twenty essays on a range of major medieval and modern English and Irish poets. The first part consists of three chapters on Chaucer, including a substantial new study of Troilus and Criseyde, four on Chaucer's great contemporary the Pearl-poet, and one comparing the two poets...read more
9781443871853 | Cambridge Scholars Pub, February 1, 2015, cover price $98.95 | About this edition: Passion and Precision contains twenty essays on a range of major medieval and modern English and Irish poets.
Product Description: This is a new annotated translation of the B-text, Langland's own extensive revision of his original text. One of the greatest poems of the English Middle Ages, Piers Plowman remains of enduring interest for its vivid picture of the whole life of medieval society, its deeply imaginative religious vision, and its passionate concern to see justice and truth prevail in our world...read more
Product Description: One man's dream of a better society...PIERS PLOWMAN stands at the centre of medieval English literature along with Chaucer's CANTERBURY TALES, which in many ways it complements. A weary wanderer falls asleep and dreams of a tower and a deep dungeon, and in between the whold of humanity pursuing its business and pleasure...read more