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Piers Plowman and the poetics of enigma : riddles, rhetoric, and theology

Author: Curtis A Gruenler
Publisher: Notre Dame, Indiana : University of Notre Dame Press, [2017]
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"In this book, Curtis Gruenler proposes that the concept of the enigmatic, latent in a wide range of medieval thinking about literature, can help us better understand in medieval terms much of the era's most enduring literature, from the riddles of the Anglo-Saxon bishop Aldhelm to the great vernacular works of Dante, Chaucer, Julian of Norwich, and, above all, Langland's Piers Plowman. Riddles, rhetoric, and  Read more...
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Gruenler, Curtis A., 1964-
Piers Plowman and the poetics of enigma.
Notre Dame : University of Notre Dame Press, 2017
(DLC) 2016053425
Named Person: William Langland; William Langland; William Langland
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Curtis A Gruenler
ISBN: 9780268101640 0268101647
OCLC Number: 971615711
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 586 pages)
Contents: Cover; Piers Plowman and the Poetics of Enigma; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; Preface and Acknowledgments; Introduction; CHAPTER 1 Language for a Theology of Participation, Theory for a Poetics of Enigma; RIDDLES ENIGMA AS PLAY; CHAPTER 2 Riddling Traditions, Participatory Play, and Langland's First Vision; CHAPTER 3 Riddle Contests and Langland's Fourth Vision; RHETORIC ENIGMA AS PERSUASION; CHAPTER 4 Enigma in the Curriculum: Langland's Third Vision; CHAPTER 5 Enigmatic Authority: Langland's Second Vision; THEOLOGY ENIGMA AS PARTICIPATION. CHAPTER 6 Enigma and Participation in Langland's Fifth Vision and Julian's RevelationCHAPTER 7 Games of Heaven, Games of Earth: Ending with Enigmas; Epilogue; List of Abbreviations; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
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