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Medieval dream-poetry

Author: A C Spearing
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1976.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This 1976 book is a study of the medieval English dream-poem set against classical and medieval visionary and religious writings.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A C Spearing
ISBN: 0521211948 9780521211949 0521290694 9780521290692
OCLC Number: 2118648
Performer(s): ISBN 0-521-29069-4 Pbk : 3.00.
Description: vii, 236 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Preface; Part I. Dreams and Visions: 1. The nature of dream-poetry; 2. Spiritual adventure; 3. Macrobious on Scipio's dream; 4. Scriptural and Christian visions; 5. Visions of place; 5. Doctrinal visions; 6. The Roman de la Rose: Guillaume de Lorris; 7. The Roman de la Rose: Jean de Meun; 8. Fourteenth-century dream poems; Part II. Chaucer: 1. The Book of the Duchess; 2. The House of Fame; 3. The Parliament of Fowls; 4. The Prologue to The Legend of Good Women; Part III. The Alliterative Tradition: 1. Pearl; 2. The Piers Plowman tradition: Winner and Waster; 3. The Parliament of the Three Ages; 4. Piers Plowman: the A-text; 5. Piers Plowman: the B-revision; 6. Langland's followers: Mum and the Sothsegger; 7. Death and Life; Part IV. The Chaucerian Tradition: 1. Lydgate: The Temple of Glass; 2. Clanvowe: The Cuckoo and the Nightingale; 3. The Kingis Quair; 4. Scottish dream-prologues; 5. Dunbar; 6. Skelton: the Bowge of Court; Douglas: The Palice of Honour; 7. Skelton: The Garland of Laurel; Notes; Booklist; Index.
Responsibility: A.C. Spearing.

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