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The grounds of English literature

Author: Christopher Cannon
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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The centuries just after the Norman Conquest are the forgotten period of English Literary History. Using a theory of literary form applied to a series of detailed readings of the important early  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Cannon
ISBN: 9780199230396 0199230390 0199270821 9780199270828
OCLC Number: 779908892
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: 2004.
Description: viii, 237 pages : illustrations, maps
Contents: PREFACE ; 1. The Loss of Literature ; 2. The Law of the Land: Lazamon's 'Brut' ; 3. Right Writing: 'The Ormulum' ; 4. The Meaning of Life: 'The Owl and the Nightingale' ; 5. The Place of the Self: 'Ancrene Wisse' and the 'Katherine'-group ; 6. The Spirit of Romance: 'King Horn, Havelock the Dane, Floris and Blanchflour'
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A theoretically engaged critical monograph ... Christopher Cannon's closely packed book deserves a wide readership * Nicholas Perkins, Times Literary Supplement * Cannon's own readings are Read more...

 
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