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Langland's fictions

Author: J A Burrow
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Burrow, J.A. (John Anthony).
Langland's fictions.
Oxford : Clarendon ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1993
(OCoLC)745175572
Named Person: William Langland; William Langland; William Langland; William Langland; William Langland
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J A Burrow
ISBN: 0198112939 9780198112938
OCLC Number: 26403407
Notes: Revision of four Alexander Lectures delivered in Toronto in 1989.
Description: 130 pages ; 22 cm
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.
Responsibility: J.A. Burrow.

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This study 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  Read more...
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