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Medieval dream-poetry

Author: A C Spearing
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1976.
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A 1976 study of the medieval English dream-poem, set against the background of classical and medieval visionary and religious writings and the theory of dreams from classical times down to Freud and Jung. In this first general treatment of one of the most popular kinds of literature in the Middle Ages, Mr Spearing examines many specific poems in some detail and explores the nature of the visionary tradition in which  Read more...
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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
Description: vii, 236 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Dreams and visions. The nature of dream-poetry ; Spiritual adventure ; Macrobius on Scipio's dream ; Scriptural and Christian visions ; Visions of place ; Doctrinal visions ; The Roman de la Rose: Guillaume de Lorris ; The Roman de la Rose: Jean de Meun ; Fourteenth-century French dream-poets --
Chaucer. The book of the Duchess ; The House of fame ; The Parliament of fowls ; The Prologue to The Legend of good women --
The alliterative tradition. Pearl ; The Piers Plowman tradition: Winner and waster ; The Parliament of the three ages ; Piers Plowman: the A-text ; Piers Plowman: the B-revision ; Langland's followers: Mum and the Sothsegger ; Death and life ; The Chaucerian tradition. Lydgate: The Temple of glass ; Clanvowe: The Cuckoo and the nightingale ; The King's quair ; Scottish dream-prologues ; Dunbar ; Skelton: The Bowge of court ; Douglas: The Palice of honour ; Skelton: The Garland of laurel.
Responsibility: A.C. Spearing.

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