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Coghill, Nevill 1899-1980

Works: 237 works in 1,191 publications in 5 languages and 17,086 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Drama  Fiction  History  Historical drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Christian drama  Manuscripts  Biography 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Director, Author of screenplay, Performer, Adapter, Lyricist, Author of introduction, Other, tra, Librettist
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The Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )
256 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,314 libraries worldwide
A retelling of the medieval poem about a group of travelers on a pilgrimage to Canterbury and the tales they tell each other. With their astonishing diversity of tone and subject matter, The Canterbury Tales have become one of the touchstones of medieval literature. Translated here into modern English, these tales of a motley crowd of pilgrims drawn from all walks of life-from knight to nun, miller to monk-reveal a picture of English life in the fourteenth century that is as robust as it is representative
Piers Plowman by William Langland( Book )
55 editions published between 1935 and 1973 in English and held by 1,709 libraries worldwide
"William Langland's Piers Plowman is one of the major poetic monuments of medieval England and of world literature. Probably composed between 1372 and 1389, the poem survives in three distinct versions. It is known to modern readers largely through the middle of the three, the so-called B-text. Now, George Economou's verse translation of the poet's third version makes available for the first time in modern English the final revision of a work that many have regarded as the greatest Christian poem in our language." "With its formal singularity, epic-scale vision, and enormous richness of content, this allegorical poem of the late fourteenth century has seized the imagination and interest of a growing and appreciative audience in the twentieth. Langland's remarkable powers of invention and his passionate involvement with the spiritual, social, and political crises of his time lay claim to our attention, and demand serious comparison with Dante's Divine Comedy. Economou's translation preserves the intensity of the poet's verse and the narrative energy of his alliterative long line, the immediacy of the original's story of the quest for salvation, and the individuality of its language and wordplay. Book jacket."--Jacket
The poet Chaucer by Nevill Coghill( Book )
79 editions published between 1949 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,654 libraries worldwide
Biographical notes on Chaucer - The Prologue to the Canterbury Tales - Tales and tellers___
Geoffrey Chaucer : a collection of original articles by Nevill Coghill( Book )
78 editions published between 1956 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 1,158 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's professional skills by Nevill Coghill( Book )
29 editions published between 1964 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,029 libraries worldwide
Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe( visu )
33 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 845 libraries worldwide
"A tragic legend written down in the sixteenth century wherein a learned scientist honoured with the laurels of his university, sold his soul to the devil for still greater knowledge and power in the unknown."--Title screen. Deeply unsatisfied with God's decree that the reward of sin is death, Dr. John Faustus, a scholar at Wittenberg, opts to cut a deal with Lucifer. The contract--signed in Faustus's blood--stipulates that the doctor receive the services of Lucifer's lackey, Mephistophilis, for a period of 24 years, during which he has access to all knowledge, beauty, power as well as returned youth. In exchange, Lucifer receives Faustus's renunciation of Christ and, at the end of the 24 years, the doctor's soul, which he may torment in the pit of Hell for all eternity
Langland: Piers Plowman by Nevill Coghill( Book )
37 editions published between 1960 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 828 libraries worldwide
Troilus and Criseyde by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )
31 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and English, Middle [1100-1500] and held by 772 libraries worldwide
The three Oxford Guides to Chaucer are written by scholars of international repute, with the purpose of summarizing what is known about his works and offering interpretations based on recent advances in both historical knowledge and theoretical understanding. Barry Windeatt's volume on Troilus and Criseyde examines the poem that is Chaucer's most ambitious single achievement, his masterpiece, and one of the very finest narrative poems in the English language. The story of love fulfilled and trust betrayed - of how Troilus and Criseyde discover love, and how she abandons him for Diomede after her departure from Troy - is presented by Chaucer with profound insight into human character and explored through its philosophical and spiritual dimensions. This Oxford Guide is the most comprehensive introduction to Troilus and Criseyde yet produced. It includes the fullest and most convenient account of Chaucer's imaginative use of his sources, the first extended analysis of the poem's originality of genre, and a readable commentary on all aspects of the work, its structure, themes, characterization, and style. It also contains a survey of literary responses to Troilus in the three centuries following Chaucer's death. The Guide combines the informative substance of a reference book with the coherence of a critical reading, and is set to establish itself as a standard work on Troilus and Criseyde
The Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer( Sound Recording )
29 editions published between 1949 and 2010 in English and English, Middle [1100-1500] and held by 426 libraries worldwide
A collection of diverse tales told by a group of travellers on a pilgrimage to the shrine of Thomas a Becket at Canterbury
The Divine comedy by Dante Alighieri( Book )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 359 libraries worldwide
The cocktail party by T. S Eliot( Book )
17 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and held by 320 libraries worldwide
This drawing-room comedy is a modern verse play about the search for meaning, in which a psychiatrist is the catalyst for the action. "Eliot really does portray real-seeming characters. He cuts down his poetic effects to the minimum, and then finally rewards us with most beautiful poetry" (Stephen Spender)
The pardon of Piers Plowman by Nevill Coghill( Book )
27 editions published between 1944 and 1977 in English and held by 287 libraries worldwide
The collected papers of Nevill Coghill, Shakespearian & medievalist by Nevill Coghill( Book )
11 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 259 libraries worldwide
Chaucer's idea of what is noble by Nevill Coghill( Book )
13 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 236 libraries worldwide
Murder in the cathedral by T. S Eliot( Book )
27 editions published between 1965 and 2005 in English and held by 222 libraries worldwide
A dramatization in verse of the murder of Thomas à Becket at Canterbury
The pardoner's tale by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )
27 editions published between 1958 and 1986 in English and English, Middle [1100-1500] and held by 215 libraries worldwide
Little did the travellers know that when they agreed to a storytelling competition on their way to Canterbury, they would be subjected to the Pardoner's crooked ways! Will the Pardoner convince the travellers to part with their money? The Pardoner's Tale is one of the most popular and admired tales from Chaucer
The nun's priest's tale by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )
25 editions published between 1950 and 1987 in English and held by 207 libraries worldwide
Geannoteerde tekstuitgave van een fragment uit de Canterbury tales (ca. 1370)
To Nevill Coghill from friends by John Lawlor( Book )
6 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
Selections from the Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 1960 and 1988 in 4 languages and held by 126 libraries worldwide
On Chaucerian times and poetry. Provides a pronunciation key and readings from The prologue and The pardoner's tale
A choice of Chaucer's verse by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )
11 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Nevill Coghill irischer Literaturwissenschaftler und Professor
Nevill Coghill taalkundige uit Ierland (1899-1980)
Невилл Когхилл
코길, 네빌 1899-1980
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