The Resource Langland's fictions, J.A. Burrow

Langland's fictions, J.A. Burrow

Label
Langland's fictions
Title
Langland's fictions
Statement of responsibility
J.A. Burrow
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Langland's Piers Plowman is a profoundly Christian poem which nevertheless has enjoyed a wide general appeal. Readers - both religious and non-religious - have been drawn by the power of Langland's fictive imagination, the rich variety of imaginary worlds in his great dream-poem. Langland's Fictions examines the construction of the ten dreams which make up the B Text of Piers Plowman, and explores the relation of these dream-fictions to those realities with which the poet was chiefly preoccupied. This relationship is discussed under three main headings: 'fictions of the divided mind', in which the poet's mixed feelings about matters such as the value of learning find expression in imagined scenes and actions; 'fictions of history', in which the main events of salvation history are relived in the parallel worlds of dream; and 'fictions of the self', in which Langland's doubtful sense of his own moral standing as a man and a poet apparently finds expression. This chapter also addresses the controversial question of 'autobiographical elements' in the poem. J.A. Burrow's lively and considered study is a major contribution to our understanding of one of medieval literature's most enduring works
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burrow, J. A.
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2017.D73
LC item number
B87 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Langland, William
  • Langland, William
  • Langland, William
  • Christian poetry, English (Middle)
  • Poetry
  • Dreams in literature
  • Rhetoric, Medieval
  • Christian poetry, English (Middle)
  • Dreams in literature
  • Poetry
  • Rhetoric, Medieval
  • Piers Plowman (Langland)
Label
Langland's fictions, J.A. Burrow
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Revision of four Alexander Lectures delivered in Toronto in 1989
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [123]-128) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. A Gathering of Dreams -- 2. Fictions of the Divided Mind -- 3. Fictions of History -- 4. Fictions of Self? -- 5. Afterword -- Appendix A. Langland and Deguileville: Le Pelerinage de Jhesucrist -- Appendix B. Piers Plowman and Saint Peter: B xv. 195-212
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
130 pages
Isbn
9780198112938
Lccn
92026820
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26403407
  • (OCoLC)ocm26403407
Label
Langland's fictions, J.A. Burrow
Publication
Note
Revision of four Alexander Lectures delivered in Toronto in 1989
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [123]-128) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. A Gathering of Dreams -- 2. Fictions of the Divided Mind -- 3. Fictions of History -- 4. Fictions of Self? -- 5. Afterword -- Appendix A. Langland and Deguileville: Le Pelerinage de Jhesucrist -- Appendix B. Piers Plowman and Saint Peter: B xv. 195-212
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
130 pages
Isbn
9780198112938
Lccn
92026820
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26403407
  • (OCoLC)ocm26403407

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