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Wright, Neil

Overview
Works: 49 works in 144 publications in 2 languages and 1,314 library holdings
Genres: History  Legends  Sources  Arthurian romances  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folklore  Biography  Encyclopedias  Catalogs  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Translator
Classifications: DA140, 942.01
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Publications about Neil Wright
Publications by Neil Wright
Most widely held works by Neil Wright
The Historia regum Britannie of Geoffrey of Monmouth by Geoffrey( Book )
19 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in Latin and English and held by 341 libraries worldwide
Aldhelm, the poetic works by Aldhelm( Book )
4 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 329 libraries worldwide
History and literature in late antiquity and the early medieval West : studies in intertextuality by Neil Wright( Book )
11 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 213 libraries worldwide
Geoffrey of Monmouth by Geoffrey( Book )
17 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and Latin and held by 98 libraries worldwide
We know of the Pearl poet only from the four extraordinary poems composed sometime during the late fourteenth century and preserved in a small handwritten manuscript held in the British Library. Sandra Pierson Prior here presents a thorough introduction to these four treasures: Pearl, a dream poem mourning the death of a young maiden; Cleanness and Patience, retellings of biblical narratives stressing their respective virtues; and the famous Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, a brilliantly conceived Arthurian romance. Prior launches her close readings of each of the poems with background on the Pearl poet's Ricardian milieu where, with Chaucer, Langland, and Gower, he brought Middle English poetry to full flower. Considering the cultural, literary, and linguistic contexts of poetry in Ricardian England, Prior illuminates how the Pearl poet joined his contemporaries in exploiting a newly emerging English literature and language while drawing on older Anglo-Saxon, Celtic, and continental traditions. Exploring the poems, Prior shows us that they are filled with Biblical and religious learning, and that while their dialect indicates a certain distance from cosmopolitan culture, they are tightly crafted and highly literary, commanding careful attention from the aristocratic courtly audiences they addressed as well as from today's readers. Prior brings all the Pearl poet's achievements clearly into view: his use of the alliterative verse, his creation of syllabic verse and complex rhyme schemes virtually unmatched by his peers, and his mastery of visual description. The Pearl poet is also markedly "modern" in his combination of literate learning and accessibility, as Prior reveals in her explications of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, a romance that blends courtly features with popular ones, and of Patience and Cleanness, with their vernacular versions of biblical scholarship. To further acquaint contemporary readers with the poet's complex craft, Prior also offers an invaluable introduction to significant aspects of Middle English literature, and throughout her study quotes the Pearl poet both in the original and in her own translations
The historia regum Britannie of Geoffrey of Monmouth by Geoffrey( Book )
19 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and Latin and held by 62 libraries worldwide
The historia regum Britannie of Geoffrey of Monmouth by Geoffrey( Book )
10 editions published in 1991 in English and Latin and held by 51 libraries worldwide
Historia regum Britannie by Geoffrey( Book )
5 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Think twice : an introduction to clear thinking by Neil Wright( Book )
2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Historia regum Britannie by Geoffrey( Book )
3 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 15 libraries worldwide
A potter's tale in Africa : the life and works of Andrew Walford by Neil Wright( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
The evolution of agricultural pricing policies in Zimbabwe - 1970's and 1980's by Neil Wright( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Historia regum Britannie by Geoffrey( Book )
2 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in Undetermined and English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Historia regum Britannie by Geoffrey( Book )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Meeting Carl Roberts by Neil Wright( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
The Historia regum Britannie of Geoffrey Monmouth : I, Bern, Burgerbibliothek, MS. 568 by Geoffrey( Book )
3 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and Latin and held by 10 libraries worldwide
The historia regum Britannie of Geoffrey of Monmouth by Geoffrey( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Le tombeau d'Eugénie Neil Wright plays the Cavaillé-Coll organ of Farnborough Abbey by Neil Wright( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2002 in No Linguistic Content and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Carrier value : managing the value chain in transport by Neil Wright( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Following and leading in management South Africa : a personal perspective by Neil Wright( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
The first variant version: a critical edition by Geoffrey( Book )
3 editions published in 1988 in Latin and held by 5 libraries worldwide
 
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English (78)
Latin (28)
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