Piers Plowman

Piers Plowman

Author: William Langland

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 1840221038

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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This translation first appeared in a privately printed edition in 1904 (the translator remains anonymous). With an Introduction by Derek Matravers. When it was first published in 1781, The Confessions scandalised Europe with its emotional honesty and frank treatment of the author's sexual and intellectual development. Since then, it has had a more profound impact on European thought. Rousseau left posterity a model of the reflective life - the solitary, uncompromising individual, the enemy of servitude and habit and the selfish egoist who dedicates his life to a particular ideal. The Confessions recreates the world in which he progressed from incompetent engraver to grand success; his enthusiasm for experience, his love of nature, and his uncompromising character make him an ideal guide to eighteenth-century Europe, and he was the author of some of the most profound work ever written on the relation between the individual and the state.
Piers Plowman
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: William Langland
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

This translation first appeared in a privately printed edition in 1904 (the translator remains anonymous). With an Introduction by Derek Matravers. When it was first published in 1781, The Confessions scandalised Europe with its emotional honesty and frank treatment of the author's sexual and intellectual development. Since then, it has
Reading Piers Plowman and The Pilgrim's Progress
Language: en
Pages: 318
Authors: Barbara A. Johnson
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992 - Publisher: SIU Press

Centering her discussion on two historical "ways of reading" - which she calls the Protestant and the lettered - Barbara A. Johnson traces the development of a Protestant readership as it is reflected in the reception of Langland's Piers Plowman and Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress. Informed by reader-response and reception theory
The Figure of Piers Plowman
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Margaret E. Goldsmith, Margaret Elisabeth Goldsmith
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 1981 - Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

By examining the various versions of the poem, Dr Goldsmith shows that the enigmatic Piers Plowman is a consistent figure despite many apparent contradictions.
Piers Plowman
Language: en
Pages: 374
Authors: S.S. Hussey
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-07-12 - Publisher: Routledge

Originally published in 1969 Piers Plowman is a collection of 12 original essays by leading academics on Piers Plowman. As a combined volume, this collection forms a substantial introduction and a comprehensive account of the poem, its background and textual problems. The book’s essays reflect the diversity, and vigour of
The Cambridge Companion to Piers Plowman
Language: en
Pages: 286
Authors: Andrew Cole, Andrew Galloway
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-02-13 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Piers Plowman has long been considered one of the greatest poems of medieval England. Current scholarship on this alliterative masterpiece looks very different from that available even a decade ago. New information about the manuscripts of the poem, new historical discoveries, and new investigations of its literary, cultural and theoretical